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The Resource The hidden letters of Velta B., Gina Ochsner

The hidden letters of Velta B., Gina Ochsner

Label
The hidden letters of Velta B.
Title
The hidden letters of Velta B.
Statement of responsibility
Gina Ochsner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of a boy with extraordinary ears who -- with the help of a cache of his great-grandmother's letters -- brings healing to a town burdened by the sins of its past. Young Maris has been summoned to his mother's bedside as she nears the end of her life; she feels she must tell him her version of their family history, the story of his early life, and the ways in which he changed the lives of others. Maris was born with what some might call a blessing and others might deem a curse: 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. Nestled in the woodlands on the banks of the Aiviekste River, their town suffered the ravages of war, then the cold shock of independence. As a boy, Maris found himself heir to an odd assortment of hidden letters; a school project provided the chance to share them, forcing the town to hear the truth from the past and face what it meant for their future"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ochsner, Gina
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Spiritual healing
  • Great-grandmothers
  • Family secrets
  • Letters
  • City and town life
  • Blessing and cursing
Label
The hidden letters of Velta B., Gina Ochsner
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2015037466
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780544253216
Lccn
2015037466
Label
The hidden letters of Velta B., Gina Ochsner
Publication
Control code
2015037466
Extent
301 p.
Isbn
9780544253216
Lccn
2015037466

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