My Darling Elia

My Darling Elia

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Baker & Taylor
At a flea market Elia finds a locket he had given to his wife fifty years earlier before they lost track of each other during the Holocaust, and vendors Liz and Cia become determined to help him find his beloved Anna

McMillan Palgrave
At Montreal's huge Sunday flea market, an elderly man is stricken when he finds a crude locket in a box of jewelry at one of the booths. While recovering, he explains that it was a gift to his beloved wife, who disappeared from their Kiev home in 1941 during the German occupation. He has been searching for her ever since. It is now 1982.
After that first encounter, Elia comes back to the flea market every Sunday to tell his story. It's the tale of a young Jewish mane risking his life to find his beloved. Elia recounts hiss earch for his pregnant wife through war-torn Eastern Europe, barely escaping death at Babi Yar, encountering suspicious partisans, posing as a Nazi soldier, witnessing the destruction of the Polish ghetto, and ending up in a concentration camp. The war over, he follows his wife's trail to Montreal--where it fades away. But three women are moved by his story and join the hunt. At the story's unexpected end, readers will believe that love and hope can in some way survive horror and inspire good.


Blackwell North Amer
Liz Cantrell and Cia Kushnir, who supplement their income selling a variety of objects at Montreal's huge Sunday flea market, are dismayed when a carefully dressed elderly man who visits the market is suddenly stricken. He has been idly flipping through a box of junk jewels for sale at their booth and clutches a crude locket he has picked up. When he recovers, he explains that it was a gift to his beloved wife, who disappeared from their Kiev home in 1941 during the German occupation. He has been searching ever since. It is now 1982.
After the war, upon hearing that his Anna has survived and gone to Canada, he manages to follow her there - but there the trail ends. Until the locket appears. The women determine to find Elia's Anna if they have to trace every garage sale where they might have found the locket - and there are literally hundreds.

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& Taylor

At a flea market Elia finds a locket he had given to his wife fifty years earlier before they lost track of each other during the Holocaust, and vendors Liz and Cia become determined to help him find his beloved Anna.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312205652
0312205651
Branch Call Number: FICTION MELNYK
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 23 cm

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