The Resource News of our loved ones, Abigail DeWitt

News of our loved ones, Abigail DeWitt

Label
News of our loved ones
Title
News of our loved ones
Statement of responsibility
Abigail DeWitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over four long years, the Delasalle family has struggled to live in their Nazi occupied village in Normandy. Maman, Oncle Henri, Yvonne, and Françoise silently watched as their Jewish neighbors were arrested or wordlessly disappeared. Now in June 1944, when the sirens wail each day, warning of approaching bombers, the family wonders if rumors of the coming Allied invasion are true, and if they will survive to see their country liberated. For sixteen-year-old Yvonne, thoughts of the war recede when she sees the red-haired boy bicycle past her window each afternoon. Murmuring to herself I love you, I love you, I love you, she wills herself to hear the whisper of his bicycle tires over the screech of Allied bombs falling from the sky. Yvonne's sister, Genevià ̈ve, is in Paris to audition for the National Conservatory. Pausing to consider the shadow of a passing cloud as she raises her bow, she does not know that her family's home in Normandy lies in the path of British and American bombers. While Genevià ̈ve plays, her brother Simon and Tante Chouchotte anxiously await news from their loved ones in Normandy. Decades later, Genevià ̈ve, the wife of an American musician, lives in the United States. Each summer she returns to her homeland with her children, so that they may know their French family. Genevià ̈ve's youngest daughter, Polly, becomes obsessed with the stories she hears about the war, believing they are the key to understanding her mother and the conflicting cultures shaping her life
Summary
Set in France and America, News of Our Loved Ones is a haunting and intimate examination of love and loss, beauty and the cost of survival, witnessed through two generations of one French family, whose lives are all touched by the tragic events surrounding the D-Day bombings in Normandy
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Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10734293
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Witt, Abigail
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Civilians in war
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
News of our loved ones, Abigail DeWitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064317482
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
263 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580593
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
News of our loved ones, Abigail DeWitt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064317482
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
263 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643580593
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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