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The Resource Paper love : searching for the girl my grandfather left behind, Sarah Wildman

Paper love : searching for the girl my grandfather left behind, Sarah Wildman

Label
Paper love : searching for the girl my grandfather left behind
Title
Paper love
Title remainder
searching for the girl my grandfather left behind
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Wildman
Title variation
Searching for the girl my grandfather left behind
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One woman's journey to find the lost love her grandfather left behind when he fled pre-World War II Europe, and an exploration into family identity, myth, and memory. Years after her grandfather's death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled "Correspondence: Patients A-G." What she found inside weren't dry medical histories; instead what was written opened a path into the destroyed world that was her family's prewar Vienna. One woman's letters stood out: those from Valy--Valerie Scheftel. Her grandfather's lover who had remained behind when he fled Europe six months after the Nazis annexed Austria. Valy's name wasn't unknown to her--Wildman had once asked her grandmother about a dark-haired young woman whose images she found in an old photo album. "She was your grandfather's true love," her grandmother said at the time, and refused any other questions. But now, with the help of the letters, Wildman started to piece together Valy's story. They revealed a woman desparate to escape and clinging to the memory of a love that defined her years of freedom. Obsessed with Valy's story, Wildman began a quest that lasted years and spanned continents. She discovered, to her shock, an entire world of other people searching for the same woman. On in the course of discovering Valy's ultimate fate, she was forced to reexamine the story of her grandfather's triumphant escape and how this history fit within her own life and in the process, she rescues a life seemingly lost to history
Summary
After finding a collection of her grandfather's letters, a journalist begins a search for the fate of the love he left behind in prewar Vienna six months after the Nazis took Austria
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10376967
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wildman, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.A93
LC item number
W55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wildman, Karl
  • Scheftel, Valerie
  • Jews
  • Jews, Austrian
  • Jewish refugees
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Wildman, Sarah
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
searching for the girl my grandfather left behind
Label
Paper love : searching for the girl my grandfather left behind, Sarah Wildman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871192471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781594631559
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014018422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871192471
Label
Paper love : searching for the girl my grandfather left behind, Sarah Wildman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871192471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781594631559
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014018422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871192471

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