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The flight portfolio / Julie Orringer.

The flight portfolio

Orringer, Julie, author. (Author).

Available copies

  • 2 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

Current holds

    0 current holds with 5 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Fiction Orringer (Text) 31307024193783 Express Checked out 05/30/2019
Main Fiction Orringer (Text) 31307024193791 New Reshelving -
Seymour Fiction Orringer (Text) 31307024193775 New Checked out 05/30/2019
West Leonard Fiction Orringer (Text) 31307024193809 New Checked out 06/01/2019
Yankee Clipper Fiction Orringer (Text) 31307024193767 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307959409 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0307959406 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 562 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book."
Summary, etc.:
"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.
World War, 1939-1945 > France > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > Fiction.
Jewish refugees > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
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