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Among the living and the dead : a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe / Inara Verzemnieks.

Verzemnieks, Inara, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780393245110
  • ISBN: 039324511X
  • Physical Description: 282 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-282).
Summary, etc.: "'It's long been assumed of this region, where my grandmother was born, ...that at some point each year the dead will come home,' Inara Verzemnieks writes in this heartrending story of war, exile, and reconnection. Her grandmother's stories recalled one true home: the family farm left behind in Latvia during the Second World War. There, her grandmother Livija and her great-aunt, Ausma, were separated. Livija fled the fighting to become a refugee; Ausma was exiled to Siberia under Stalin: the sisters would not see each other again for more than fifty years. Raised by her grandparents in Washington State, Inara grew up among expatriates, scattering smuggled Latvian sand over the coffins of the dead, singing folk songs about a land she had never visited. In a box of her grandmother's belongings, Inara discovers the scarf Livija wore when she left home. This tangible remnant of the past points the way back to the remote village where her family broke apart. In Latvia, Inara comes to know Ausma, her family, their land and its stories, and there pieces together Livija's survival through years as a refugee. Weaving together these two parts of the family story in spellbinding, lyrical prose, Verzemnieks gives us a profound and cathartic account of love, loss, and survival."--Jacket.
Subject: Verzemnieks, Inara.
Verzemnieks, Inara > Family.
Latvian Americans > Biography.
Latvian Americans > Social life and customs.
Refugees > Washington (State) > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > Latvia.
Latvians > Biography.
Farm life > Latvia.
Latvia > Social conditions.
HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
Immigrants > United States > Biography.
HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
Genre: Biographies.

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