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The Resource The song of the jade lily, By Kirsty Manning, (text large print)

The song of the jade lily, By Kirsty Manning, (text large print)

Label
The song of the jade lily
Title
The song of the jade lily
Statement of responsibility
By Kirsty Manning
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""A gripping historical novel that tells the little-known story of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai during WWII. 1939: Two young girls meet in Shanghai, also known as the "Paris of the East". Beautiful local Li and Jewish refugee Romy form a fierce friendship, but the deepening shadows of World War II fall over the women as they slip between the city's glamorous French Concession district and the teeming streets of the Shanghai Ghetto. Yet soon the realities of war prove to be too much for these close friends as they are torn apart. 2016: Fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm. Her grandfather is dying, and over the coming weeks Romy and Wilhelm begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than half a century. As fragments of her mother's history finally become clear, Alexandra struggles with what she learns while more is also revealed about her grandmother's own past in Shanghai. After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined to trace her grandparents' past. Peeling back the layers of their hidden lives, she is forced to question what she knows about her family--and herself." --
Member of
Summary
Returning to Australia to attend her grandfather's deathbed, a heartbroken woman learns the remarkable story of her grandmother, a Jewish refugee who forged a fateful friendship with a local in World War II Shanghai
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10674819
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manning, Kirsty
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.M346
LC item number
S66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike press large print historical fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish refugees
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish families
  • Family secrets
  • Jews
  • Friendship
  • Shanghai (China)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
Label
The song of the jade lily, By Kirsty Manning, (text large print)
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
645 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432867713
Lccn
2019018149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1098232942
  • (OCoLC)1098232942
Label
The song of the jade lily, By Kirsty Manning, (text large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
645 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432867713
Lccn
2019018149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1098232942
  • (OCoLC)1098232942

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