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The Resource And after the fire : a novel, Lauren Belfer

And after the fire : a novel, Lauren Belfer

Label
And after the fire : a novel
Title
And after the fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Belfer
Title variation
  • & after the fire
  • After the fire
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sara Itzvig Levy, the daughter of Frederick the Great's banker, counts herself among the élite of late-eighteenth-century Berlin. A gifted harpsichordist, she hones her musical talents under Wilhelm Friedmann Bach, a son of Johann Sebastian Bach. Kindred spirits, the elderly maestro and his protégée enjoy a close friendship, but their time together is running out. Friedemann's final gift to his dearest Sara is the original score of one of his father's cantatas--yet, as she reads its libretto, her gratitude turns to horror. . . In present-day New York City, Susanna Kessler enjoys a seemingly charmed life with a loving husband and a terrific job. Then a random, devastating act of violence tears it apart. Just as she's beginning to recover, her beloved Uncle Henry kills himself. He leaves behind a cryptic note alluding to his haunting World War II experiences as an Allied soldier in Germany, and to an artifact he took from the war-ravaged country before returning home. Framed by Susanna's urgent search for the truth about the disturbing musical score her uncle bequeaths to her, Sara's richly atmospheric narrative reveals the passions and politics of Enlightenment- and Romantic-era Berlin. Wealth might buy Jews an entrée into German society but, as Sara discovers, a dark anti-Semitism simmers all around her
Summary
A tale inspired by historical events traces the experiences of two women, one European and one American, whose lives are transformed by a mysterious Johann Sebastian Bach choral masterpiece.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480886
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belfer, Lauren
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E467
LC item number
A85 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Family secrets
  • Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish women
  • Germany
Target audience
general
Label
And after the fire : a novel, Lauren Belfer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780062428523
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2015038472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn918590707
Label
And after the fire : a novel, Lauren Belfer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780062428523
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2015038472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn918590707

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