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Held / Anne Michaels.

Summary:
"A breathtaking and ineffable new novel from the author of the international best sellers Fugitive Pieces and The Winter Vault-a novel of love and loyalty across generations, at once sweeping and intimate. 1917. On a battlefield near the River Aisne, John lies in the aftermath of a blast, unable to move or feel his legs. Struggling to focus his thoughts, he is lost to memory as the snow falls-a chance encounter in a pub by a railway, a hot bath with his lover on a winter night. 1920. John has returned from war to North Yorkshire, near a different river. He is alive but still not whole. Reunited with Helena, an artist, he reopens his photography business and tries to keep on living. But the past erupts insistently into the present, as ghosts begin to surface in his pictures: ghosts with messages he cannot understand. So begins a narrative that spans four generations of connections and consequences that ignite and re-ignite as the century unfolds. In luminous moments of desire, comprehension, longing, and transcendence, the sparks fly upward, working their transformations decades later. Held is affecting and intensely beautiful, full of mystery, wisdom, and compassion, a novel by a writer at the height of her powers"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593536865
  • ISBN: 059353686X
  • Physical Description: 219 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Desire > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 3 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library MICHAELS, ANNE (Text) 34455007069129 New Adult Fiction In Process -
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009833691 New Adult Fiction Available -
Easton Main Library MICHAELS (Text) 31901004768901 New Adult Fiction Available -


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