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Tears of amber

Author: Sofía Segovia; Simón Bruni
Publisher: Seattle : Amazon Crossing, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With war looming dangerously close, Ilse's school days soon turn to lessons of survival. In the harshness of winter, her family must join the largest exodus in human history to survive. As battle lines are drawn and East Prussia's borders vanish beneath them, they leave their farm and all they know behind for an uncertain future. But Ilse also has Janusz, her family's young Polish servant, by her side. As they flee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
War fiction
Mexica fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sofía Segovia; Simón Bruni
ISBN: 9781542027915 1542027918
OCLC Number: 1248927342
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: "Previously published as Peregrinos by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, SA de CV, in Mexico in 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: 469 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Peregrinos.
Responsibility: Sofía Segovia ; translated by Simon Bruni.

Abstract:

"With war looming dangerously close, Ilse's school days soon turn to lessons of survival. In the harshness of winter, her family must join the largest exodus in human history to survive. As battle lines are drawn and East Prussia's borders vanish beneath them, they leave their farm and all they know behind for an uncertain future. But Ilse also has Janusz, her family's young Polish servant, by her side. As they flee from the Soviet army, his enchanting folktales keep her mind off the cold, the hunger, and the horrors unfolding around them. He tells her of a besieged kingdom in the Baltic Sea from which spill the amber tears of a heartbroken queen. Neither of them realizes his stories will prove crucial and prophetic. Not far away, trying and failing to flee from a vengeful army, Arno and his mother hide in the ruins of a Koenigsberg mansion, hoping that once the war ends they can reunite their dispersed family. But their stay in the walled city proves untenable when they find themselves dodging bombs and scavenging in the rubble. Soon they'll become pawns caught between two powerful enemies, on a journey with an unknown destination. Hope carries these children caught in the crosshairs of war on an extraordinary pilgrimage in which the gift of an amber teardrop is at once a valuable form of currency and a symbol of resilience, one that draws them together against insurmountable odds."--Provided by publisher.

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