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Among the living and the dead: tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe
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Published:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017].
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Book
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First edition.
Physical Desc:
282 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393245110, 039324511X, 9780393245110, 039324511X

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-282).
Description
"A haunting, luminous reckoning with exile and loss. Raised by her Latvian grandparents in Washington State, Inara Verzemnieks grew up among expatriates, scattering smuggled Latvian sand over the coffins of the dead, singing folk songs with other children about a land none of them had visited. Her grandmother's stories re-created in vivid, nostalgic detail the family farm she'd left behind in a borderland violently contested during the Second World War. In the fighting, her grandmother Livija and her grandmother's sister, Ausma, were separated and would not see each other again for more than fifty years. Journeying back to the remote village where her family broke apart, Inara comes to know Ausma and the trauma of her exile to Siberia under Stalin, while reconstructing Livija's survival through her years as a refugee. In bringing together these two sides of the family story, Inara honors both sisters in a deeply cathartic and moving account of loss, survival, resilience, and love."--Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Verzemnieks, I. (2017). Among the living and the dead: tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Verzemnieks, Inara. 2017. Among the Living and the Dead: Tale of Exile and Homecoming On the War Roads of Europe. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Verzemnieks, Inara, Among the Living and the Dead: Tale of Exile and Homecoming On the War Roads of Europe. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Verzemnieks, Inara. Among the Living and the Dead: Tale of Exile and Homecoming On the War Roads of Europe. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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