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The most precious of cargoes : a tale / Jean-Claude Grumberg ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

Grumberg, Jean-Claude, 1939- (author.). Wynne, Frank, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009345514 New Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062981790
  • ISBN: 006298179X
  • Physical Description: 120 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
A fairytale-like novel set during the height of World War II finds a childless, impoverished woodcutter's wife risking her safety to take in and protect a Jewish baby, a twin abandoned under desperate circumstances.
World War II. In an enormous forest a woodcutter and his wife find it difficult to put food on the table. Yet every night, his wife prays for a child. A Jewish father rides on a train holding twin babies. His wife no longer has enough milk to feed both children. In hopes of saving them both, he wraps his daughter in a shawl and throws her into the forest. While foraging for food, the wife finds a baby girl wrapped in a shawl. Although she knows harboring this baby could lead to her death, she takes the child home. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Fiction.
Jewish children in the Holocaust > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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