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The Resource A pigeon and a boy, Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg

A pigeon and a boy, Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg

Label
A pigeon and a boy
Title
A pigeon and a boy
Statement of responsibility
Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
During the 1948 War of Independence--a time when pigeons are still used to deliver battlefield messages--a gifted young pigeon handler is mortally wounded. In the moments before his death, he dispatches one last pigeon, carrying his extraordinary gift to the girl he has loved since adolescence. Intertwined with this story is the contemporary tale of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his own legacy from the 1948 war. Yair is a tour guide specializing in bird-watching trips who, in middle age, falls in love again with a childhood girlfriend
Member of
Summary
A young, dying pigeon handler dispatches a bird with a message for the girl he loves, while many years later, that girl's middle-aged son falls in love with a childhood friend and receives a gift from his mother on her deathbed
Award
National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
199681
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shalev, Meir
Dewey number
892.4/36
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ5054.S384
LC item number
Y6613 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fallenberg, Evan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949
  • Homing pigeons
  • Tour guides (Persons)
  • Israel
Target audience
adult
Label
A pigeon and a boy, Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg
Instantiates
Publication
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
652050
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780805242515
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007000843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805242515
  • (OCoLC)78789007
Label
A pigeon and a boy, Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg
Publication
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
652050
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780805242515
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007000843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805242515
  • (OCoLC)78789007

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