The Hidden Letters Of Velta B. by Gina OchsnerThe Hidden Letters Of Velta B. by Gina Ochsner

The Hidden Letters Of Velta B.

byGina Ochsner

Paperback | July 18, 2017

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Summoned to his mother's bedside as she nears the end of her life, young Maris must hear a new version, his mother's version, of his own story. Maris was born knowing things: his very large, very special ears enable him to hear the secrets of the dead, as well as the memories that haunt his Latvian hometown. Then, as a boy, Maris found himself heir to an odd assortment of hidden letters, letters from which he would weave a story that could finally expose-and maybe even patch-the holes in the fabric of his family and their town.
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With humor, heart, and her characteristic "luminous writing [and] affection for her characters" ( New York Times ), Gina Ochsner creates an intimate, hopeful portrait of a fascinating town in all its complications and charm. From the onset of World War II through the cold shock of independence, we see how, despite years of distrust, a community can come through love and loss to the joy of understanding.
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GINA OCHSNER is the author of The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight, a novel long-listed for the Orange Prize, and two story collections. Her awards include the Flannery O'Connor Award, the William Faulkner Prize, the Oregon Book Award, Guggenheim and NEA grants, and the Raymond Carver Prize. She lives in Keizer, Oregon.
Title:The Hidden Letters Of Velta B.Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.8 inPublished:July 18, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544703049

ISBN - 13:9780544703049

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