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Author Orringer, Julie, author.

Title The flight portfolio / Julie Orringer.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F ORRINGER, J.    DUE 06-15-23
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION ORRINGER    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  F ORRINGER, J.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F ORRINGER    DUE 07-27-23
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Adult Fiction  F ORRINGER    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  FIC ORRINGER    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION ORRINGER    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION ORRINGER    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F ORRINGER    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FIC ORRI    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 562 pages ; 25 cm
Note "This is a Borzoi book."
Summary "The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall. The Flight Portfolio opens at the Chagalls' ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel's hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe. Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, impossible to put down, this is historical fiction of the very first order, and resounding confirmation of Orringer's gifts as a novelist"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Fry, Varian, 1907-1967 -- Fiction.
Fry, Varian, 1907-1967. (OCoLC)fst00055011
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Fiction.
Jewish refugees -- Fiction.
Jewish refugees. (OCoLC)fst01730523
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
ISBN 9780307959409 (hardcover)
0307959406 (hardcover)
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