The angel of losses: A Novel
The Tiger's Wife meets A History of Love in this inventive, lushly imagined debut novel that explores the intersections of family secrets, Jewish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters.
When Eli Burke dies, he leaves behind a mysterious notebook full of stories about a magical figure named The White Rebbe, a miracle worker in league with the enigmatic Angel of Losses, protector of things gone astray, and guardian of the lost letter of the alphabet, which completes the secret name of God.
When his granddaughter, Marjorie, discovers Eli's notebook, everything she thought she knew about her grandfather--and her family--comes undone. To find the truth about Eli's origins and unlock the secrets he kept, she embarks on an odyssey that takes her deep into the past, from 18th century Europe to Nazi-occupied Lithuania, and back to the present, to New York City and her estranged sister Holly, whom she must save from the consequences of Eli's past.
Interweaving history, theology, and both real and imagined Jewish folktales, The Angel of Losses is a family story of what lasts, and of what we can--and cannot--escape.
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|Grouping Title||angel of losses|
|Grouping Author||feldman stephanie|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-20 23:34:33PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-20 00:20:19AM|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||When she discovers her grandfather's notebook, which is filled with stories of a miracle worker named the White Rebbe in league with the mysterious Angel of Losses, Marjorie embarks on a journey into the past to unlock the secrets he kept.|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000436267|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,||280 pages ; 24 cm., overdrive:9aab28c2-4ddf-43ca-8d2c-502398e0fcbe|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2014||
|subject_facet||Family secrets -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Fiction, Jewish fiction, American, Sisters -- Fiction|
|title_display||The angel of losses|
|title_full||The Angel of Losses A Novel, The angel of losses / Stephanie Feldman|
|title_short||The angel of losses|
|topic_facet||Family secrets, Fiction, Grandfathers, Jewish fiction, American, Literature, Sisters|