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The Resource The Golden Age, Joan London

The Golden Age, Joan London

Label
The Golden Age
Title
The Golden Age
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Joan London
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Language
eng
Summary
"Thirteen-year-old Frank Gold's family, Hungarian jews, escape the perils of World War II to the safety of Australia in the 1940s. But not long after their arrival Frank is diagnosed with polio. He is sent to a sprawling children's hospital called The Golden Age, where he meets Elsa, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, a girl who radiates pure light. Frank and Elsa fall in love, fueling one another's rehabilitation, facing the perils of polio and adolescence hand in hand, and scandalizing the prudish staff of The Golden Age. Meanwhile, Frank and Elsa's parents must cope with their changing realities. Elsa's mother Margaret, who has given up everything to be a perfect mother, must reconcile her hopes and dreams with her daughter's sickness. Frank's parents, transplants to Australia from a war-torn Europe, are isolated newcomers in a country that they do not love and that does not seem to love them. Frank's mother Ida, a renowned pianist in Hungary, refuses to allow the western deserts of Australia to become her home. But her husband, Meyer, slowly begins to free himself from the past and integrate into a new society" --from Amazon
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StDuBDS
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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The Golden Age, Joan London
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm81395896
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781609453329
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The Golden Age, Joan London
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm81395896
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781609453329
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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