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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FINALIST FOR THE OREGON BOOK AWARDS-KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION Intimate, vibrant, and richly colored."- Portland Monthly "[An] extraordinary feat of storytelling . . . A spellbinding novel as tough as it is beautiful." - Helen Simonson, author of The Summer Before the War "A beautifully spun tale . . . An astonishing alchemy of history, romance, and fable." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review 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. As a boy, Maris finds 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. 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. "A captivating novel of secrets, love, and memory . . . This terrific novel knocked me out." -Janet Fitch, author of Paint It Black "A gift on par with Joanne Harris's Chocolat . . . Quirky, ethereal, hilarious, and sorrowful." -Shelf Awareness "
GINA OCHSNER is the author of two collections of short stories, People I Wanted to Be and The Necessary Grace to Fall , both of which won the Oregon Book Award, and a novel, The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Best America...
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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