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The silver music box / Mina Baites ; translated by Alison Layland.

The silver music box / Mina Baites ; translated by Alison Layland.
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Adult Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781542048484 (paperback)
1542048486 (paperback)
Author Baites, Mina author.
Title The silver music box / Mina Baites ; translated by Alison Layland.
Publisher/Date Seattle, WA : AmazonCrossing, 2017.
Pagination etc. 251 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents note "Previously published as Die Silberne Spieldose by Amazon Publishing in Germany in 2017" --Title page verso.
Summary Note "A captivating cross-generational novel from German author Mina Baites about a Jewish family divided by World War II and an inheritance with the power to bring them back together. 1914. For Paul, with love. Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honor his beloved country--a country that would soon turn against his own family. A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past. With the keepsake is a letter from Lilian's mother, telling her daughter for the first time that she was adopted. Too young to remember, Lilian was rescued from a Germany in the grips of the Holocaust. Now only she can trace what happened to a family who scattered to the reaches of the world, a family forced to choose between their heritage and their dreams for the future"--
Language note Translated from the German.
Subject Jewish families -- Germany -- Fiction
Holocaust survivors -- Fiction
Adoptees -- Fiction
Music box -- Fiction
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author Layland, Alison translator.
Shelf Location F BAIT
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