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The wind knows my name : a novel  Cover Image Large print book Large print book

The wind knows my name : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Frances Riddle.

Allende, Isabel, (author.). Riddle, Frances, (translator.).

Summary:

"This powerful and moving novel weaves together past and present, tracing the ripple effects of war and immigration on one child in Europe in 1938 and another in the United States in 2019. Vienna, 1938. Samuel Adler was six years old when his father disappeared during Kristallnacht--the night their family lost everything. Samuel's mother secured a spot for him on the last Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria to the United Kingdom, which he boarded alone, carrying nothing but a change of clothes and his violin. Arizona, 2019. Eight decades later, Anita Diaz, a blind seven-year-old girl, and her mother board another train, fleeing looming danger in El Salvador and seeking refuge in the United States. However, their arrival coincides with the new family separation policy, and Anita finds herself alone at a camp in Nogales. She escapes through her trips to Azabahar, a magical world of the imagination she created with her sister back home. Anita's case is assigned to Selena Duran, a young social worker who enlists the help of a promising lawyer from one of San Francisco's top law firms. Together they discover that Anita has another family member in the United States: Leticia Cordero, who is employed at the home of now eighty-six-year-old Samuel Adler, linking these two lives. Spanning time and place, The Wind Knows My Name is both a testament to the sacrifices that parents make and a love letter to the children who survive the most unfathomable dangers--and never stop dreaming"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593743720 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 348 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Large Print, 2023.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 2 / 5.0
Subject: Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 5 of 9 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Castlegar Public Library LP FIC ALL (Text) 35146002330884 Large Print Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2024-06-29


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