Among the living and the dead : a tale of exile and homecoming on the war roads of Europe /

'It's long been assumed of this region, where my grandmother was born, that at some point each year the dead will come home,' Inara Verzemnieks writes in this heartrending story of war, exile and reconnection. Her grandmother's stories recalled one true home, the family farm left...

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Main Author: Verzemnieks, Inara (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition:First edition.
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