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Motherlode : a mosaic of Dutch wartime experience

Author: Carolyne van der Meer
Publisher: Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.
Series: Life writing series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Motherlode: a mosaic of Dutch wartime experience' is Carolyne Van Der Meer's creative reinterpretation through short stories, poems, and essays of the experiences of her mother and other individuals who spent their childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland or were deeply affected by wartime in Holland. The book documents the author's personal journey as she uncovers her mother's past through their cirrespondence and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Van Der Meer, Carolyne A., 1968-
Motherlode.
(CaOONL)20139058958
Named Person: Carolyn van der Meer; Meer family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyne van der Meer
ISBN: 9781771120050 1771120053 1771120061 9781771120067
OCLC Number: 852220740
Description: xiv, 128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Table of Contents for Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience by Carolyne Van Der Meer Preface Prologue 1: Finding the Motherlode Journal Entrya18 July 2010 Going Home Parched Journal Entrya19 July 2010 Letters from a War Child The Dig Nine Ways to Happiness in Wartime Marijke's Song Journal Entrya20 July 2010 Marijke's Song The Poem About Hiding Jews Cat Got Your Tongue? How Do You Know? My Education Journal Entrya21 July 2010 The Librarian The Hiding Place The Hunting Game Negotiating with the SS Journal Entrya22 July 2010 Motherlode My Mother's Voice The Root Cellar The Hunger Winter, 1944a45 A Conversation The Walls Have Ears Where We Hid Them Journal Entrya22 July 2010 Stimpie Stampie at the New Dorrius The Bartender The Red Boots Listening to the Radio The SS Came at Night Journal Entrya23 July 2010 Speculaas on the Prinsengracht Alarm Journal Entrya24 July 2010 2: The Children The War Begins Onderduik , 1944 We All Took Part The Risks He Took Learning Curve Soldier Boy Christmas Eve 1943 The Beef Tongue Wool Was Hard to Get The Collection The Walnut Tree The American Soldier What Lisbeth Knows No Visible Injury God in de hemel Bittersweet The Bouquet Liberation in Nijmegen Institut Henri Jaspar, Brussels 3: The Survivors Manna from Heaven A Dutch Jew Looks at the Facts Real Estate Value Riches to Rags Staas Teaching Kindergarten Accuracy Thunder and Lightning The Department Store War's Insidious Bite Altje, 1942 4: The Fighters The Story Wasn't True Girl in a Flowered Dress Lotte's Journey The Namesake Dear Folks, Love Ralph The Outline Homage to a Canadian Soldier Stationed in Veghel The Solider Watches Retribution Occupation Duty Afterword: The Complexity of Belonging Acknowledgements Glossary of Dutch Terms
Series Title: Life writing series.
Responsibility: Carolyne van der Meer.

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