Away

Away

A Novel

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
"Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York's Lower East Side, to Seattle's Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia. All of the qualities readers love in Amy Bloom's work--her humor and wit, her elegant and irreverent language, her unflinching understanding of passion and the human heart --come together in the embrace of this brilliant novel, which is at once heartbreaking, romantic, and completely unforgettable."-- from publisher's web site.

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Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York's Lower East Side, to Seattle's Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia. All of the qualities readers love in Amy Bloom's work -- her humor and wit, her elegant and irreverent language, her unflinching understanding of passion and the human heart -- come together in the embrace of this brilliant novel, which is at once heartbreaking, romantic, and completely unforgettable. Amy Bloom is the author of Come to Me, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, and Love Invents Us. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has won a National Magazine Award and teaches creative writing at Yale University. Reader Barbara Rosenblat is an award-winning narrator and has been named a "Voice of the Twentieth Century" by AudioFile Magazine.



Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : HighBridge, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781602527416
Branch Call Number: PLAY FIC BLO
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (8 hrs.) :,digital ;,3 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.
Additional Contributors: Rosenblat, Barbara

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AL_ANNAL Sep 06, 2016

Literary historical fiction you won't want to put down!

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dmckenziehague
Apr 21, 2015

I highly recommend this fictional account of a Jewish immigrant to the US during the 1920's.

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bxrlover
Jun 27, 2012

I don't know what it is about this novel that made it hard to put down, but I suspect it has something to do with the wide array of interesting characters, variety of geographical settings and the inclusion of a protagonist that, despite all odds, overcomes tremendous adversity.

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