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The Resource The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke

The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke

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The girl from the train
Title
The girl from the train
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Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
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  • eng
  • afr
  • eng
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"A sweeping international love story that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over the inhumanities of war and prejudice. Six-year-old Gretl and her sister jump from a train bound for Auschwitz, her mother and grandmother unable to squeeze between the bars covering the windows. The daughter of a German soldier, Gretl understands very little about how her grandmothers Jewishness brought her first to the ghetto, then to the train, and now, to the Polish countryside where she wanders, searching for food and water for her dying sister. Soon, Gretl finds refuge with Jakob, a Polish freedom fighter, and his family, where she is sheltered until the end of the war; Gretl is then sent away to a new life, a new name, and a new faith in Apartheid-era South Africa. As she comes of age in this strange place, she confronts its prejudices as she hides the truth of her past from her new family. When Jakob makes his way to South Africa many years later, Gretl and Jakob are reunited in a love story that transcends time and distance and survives the ravages of hatred and war"--
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The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=2044871
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9780529102928
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Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=2044871
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780529102928
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a51a5c2a-90cf-4401-87d6-2a3f23ddaaa0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Adobe PDF eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Adobe Digital Editions

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