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Description - The Border of Truth by Victoria Redel

At 41, single professor Sara Leader decides to create a family by adopting a child. After the adoption agency asks for details about her background, Sara reluctantly begins to probe her father's secret history  in particular, his flight as a 17-year-old Holocaust refugee aboard a ship denied entry into America. The more she learns about her father's past, the more Sara feels the need to question him about what happened  and the more she realizes how her father's secrets have shaped her own life. Alternating between a teenage boy's energetic letters to Eleanor Roosevelt and a daughter's sifting through the fragments of her father's traumatic wartime choices, Victoria Redel brilliantly imbues her characters with not only bravery and strength but with the humor to survive the pain of the past and the uncertainty of what lies ahead.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781582434063
ISBN-10: 1582434069
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Basic Civitas Books
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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