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The light at the end of the day / Eleanor Wasserberg.

The light at the end of the day / Eleanor Wasserberg.
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ISBN 9780008164140 (paperback)
Author Wasserberg, Eleanor author.
Title The light at the end of the day / Eleanor Wasserberg.
Publisher/Date London : 4th Estate, 2020.
©2020
Pagination etc. 410 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary Note When Jozef is commissioned to paint a portrait of the younger daughter of Krakow's grand Oderfeldt family, it is only his desperate need for money that drives him to accept. He has no wish to indulge a pampered child-princess or her haughty, condescending parents -- and almost doesn't notice Alicia's bookish older sister, Karolina. But when he is ushered by a servant into their house on Krakow's fashionable Bernady ska street in the winter of 1937, he has no inkling of the way his life will become entangled with the Oderfeldts'. Or of the impact that the German invasion will have upon them all. As Poland is engulfed by war, and Jozef's painting is caught up in the tides of history, Alicia, Karolina and their parents are forced to flee -- their Jewish identity transformed into something dangerous, and their comfortable lives overturned ... Spanning countries and decades The Light at the End of the Day is a heart-breaking novel of exile, survival and how we remember what is lost.
Subject Painters -- Poland -- Fiction
Portrait painting -- Fiction
Jewish families -- Poland -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Poland -- Kraków -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Kraków -- Fiction
Kraków (Poland) -- Fiction
Shelf Location F WASS
Reservations Queue 1
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