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Highlights of Eastern Europe

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Lonely Planet Europe

EUR94
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
1248
1743214693
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
Perfect for planning multi-week itineraries, Lonely Planet's coverage of Europe includes every nation. The full-color guide goes beyond simple highlights and provides reviews, cultural insights, insider tips and over 200 maps.
$29.99

The Magic Lantern, The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague

GER36
Timothy Garton Ash
Vintage Books
1993
167
0679740481
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With a chapter each on Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague, this eyewitness account by an astute journalist and historian shows these vibrant cities during a time of great change.
$15.00

Prague, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CZH08
Paul Wilson (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1996
256
1883513014
PAPER
Anthology
1
0
0
0
This anthology of 24 vivid stories by Czech writers, both contemporary and well-known, brings the city, history, spirit and people to life.
$14.95

Central Europe Map

EUR12
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3850842169
MAP
Reference
1/0/1900
1
0
0
0
This colorful regional European map, like the sister map Europe Grand Tour (EUR185), covers from Paris and Amsterdam to Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Rome and Dubrovnik.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Vienna

AST01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465440518
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Take along this handy, compact guide featuring history, culture, color photography and excellent neighborhood maps.
$23.00

Eyewitness Guide Warsaw

PLD08
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2004
288
078949728X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A comprehensive visual guide featuring great neighborhood maps, architectural diagrams, photographs and an overview of the culture and history of the city.
$20.00

Frommer's Prague Day by Day

CZH85
Mark Baker
Frommer's
2013
192
1628870281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy, compact guide includes a separate fold-out map of the city center and detailed itineraries for experiencing the best of Prague.
$13.95

A Nervous Splendor, Vienna 1888-1889

AST16
Frederic Morton
Viking
1980
340
014005667X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Vienna at the end of the 19th century, this book focuses on Crown Prince Rudolph, his devastating suicide and the rich texture of gossip and daily life at the Habsburg Court.
$17.00

A Traveller's History of Poland

PLD53
John Radzilowski
Interlink Publishing Group
2012
320
156656655X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed brief history of Poland through the 1990s. With a useful chronology and historical gazetteer, this book marches confidently through the centuries.
$14.95

Before the Deluge, A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920's

GER11
Otto Friedrich
HarperCollins Publishers
1995
418
0060926791
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating portrait of Berlin in the 1920s, this book features illuminating essays and an extraordinary collection of contemporary images of the city before the devastation of WWII.
$17.99

Budapest 1900

HGR01
John Lukacs
Grove Press
1994
255
0802132502
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
Written by a distinguished historian and native son, this richly detailed portrait of the city at its zenith includes hundreds of illustrations.
$17.00

Bury Me Standing

EUR09
Isabel Fonseca
Vintage Books
1996
322
067973743X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This marvelous portrait of the Roma, also known as the Gypsies, offers insight into their music, foods, religions and folk traditions and also examines their influential but complex relationship with Eastern Europe.
$16.00

Heart of Europe, The Past in Poland's Present

PLD06
Norman Davies
Oxford University Press
2001
483
0192801260
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of Poland in reverse chronology from the Solidarity Movement to early civilization, condensed from the author's definitive three-volume history.
$25.99

Prague in Black and Gold, Scenes from Life in a European City

CZH09
Peter Demetz
Hill and Wang
1998
352
0809016095
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Both a history and an accessible guide to the neighborhoods and architecture of the city.
$28.00

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

AST11
Andrew Wheatcroft
Penguin Putnam
1995
384
0140236341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.
$18.00

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

EUR138
Dennis Hupchick, Harold Cox
Springer
2001
130
0312239858
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The changing borders and complex history of Eastern Europe as told through 52 maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. An excellent reference, the book shows the rise of Poland, changing borders of the Ottoman Empire, Hapsburgs and fate of Yugoslavia in admirable clarity.
$23.00

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Between the Woods and the Water

CEU31
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2005
320
1590171667
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube.
$15.95

The Berlin Diaries

GER104
Marie Vassiltchikov
Vintage Books
1988
368
0394757777
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
12/14/2013
0
1
0
0
The compulsively readable wartime account of an emigre Russian princess who was secretary to Adam Von Trott, mastermind of the failed 20th of July plot to assassinate Hitler. Idealistic, vivacious and observant, "Missie" conveys the flavor of Berlin during the 1940s.
$17.95

Poland

PLD02
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
640
0812986709
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In his epic style, Michener presents the sweep of Polish history from the earliest days to 1983 in this massively researched novel.
$18.00

Prague

HGR29
Arthur Phillips
Random House
2003
384
0375759778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Don't be fooled by the title -- this engaging novel is set in Budapest. Five young American expats have settled themselves in what they consider the "second-best" eastern European city, where chance encounters and interactions determine how their lives will -- or won't -- be changed.
$16.00

Shosha

PLD18
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Noonday Press
1996
0374524807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A powerful novel of love set in the Jewish quarter of Warsaw as World War II erupts around the protagonists.
$16.00

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

CZH17
Milan Kundera
HarperCollins
1999
312
0060932147
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kundera strings together loosely related short stories to form an original and entertaining look at Czech culture.
$15.99

The Innocent

GER43
Ian McEwan
Doubleday
1998
256
0385494335
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A reluctant British spy, an everyman caught up in espionage, a startling affair -- and murder, all set in circa 1950s Berlin.
$16.00

The Radetzky March

AST17
Joseph Roth, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator)
Overlook Press
2002
331
1585673269
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Magnificently set against the backdrop of the twilight of the Habsburg Empire, Roth's family saga takes in the sweep of history and empire in Central Europe. The richly textured novel opens at the battle of Solferino, when young Lieutenant Trotta saves the life of the Emperor.
$16.95

The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

AST30
Graham Greene
Penguin
1992
157
014018533X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A haunting tale and penetrating portrait of Vienna after World War II, "The Third Man" is the result of Greene's collaboration with Carol Reed on the classic movie. "The Fallen Idol" is a separate tale of intrigue set in Britain.
$15.00

The Tin Drum

GER33
Gunter Grass
Mariner Books
2010
582
0547339100
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Probably the best German novel written since the end of World War II, this is the surreal story of a mute dwarf named Oskar who lives through Nazi Germany and finds himself in a mental institution.
$16.95

More Books

All Along the Rhine

GER111
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2003
211
0781810000
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Recipes, Wine and Lore from Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Holland" this tribute to the Rhine Valley complements its history and culture with 130 recipes.
$14.95

All Quiet on the Western Front

GER15
Erich Maria Remarque
Ballantine Books
1996
295
0449911497
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Written by a soldier in the Kaiser's army, this novel has been hailed as the greatest novel of World War I, and was later made into a memorable film.
$16.00

All Rivers Run to the Sea

EUR153
Elie Wiesel
Schocken Books
1996
464
0805210288
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel recounts his remarkable life, from his childhood in Romania to the horrors of Auschwitz, his days as a young writer in post-war France and New York and his many pilgrimages to Israel.
$16.95

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

ANT175
Michael Chabon
Random House
2012
684
0812983580
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A dazzling tale that follows its heros from Nazi-occupied Prague to New York (and the Antarctic).
$18.00

Another Beauty

PLD37
Adam Zagajewski, Clare Cavanagh (Translator), Susan Sontag (Introduction)
University of Georgia Press
2002
240
0820324108
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A quirky, lyrical memoir of coming of age in Poland in the 1960s and 1970s by the influential poet of the Polish New Wave.
$24.95

Architecture of New Prague 1895-1945

CZH49
Rostislav Svacha, Alexandra Buchler (Translator), Jan Maly (Photographer)
MIT Press
1995
544
0262193582
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Architects and tourists with a serious interest in architecture will want this book. Originally published in Czech in 1985, it stakes out the first half of the 20th century as a seminal period for Czech architecture.
$75.00

Art and Society in the Middle Ages

EUR85
Georges Duby
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
2000
128
0745621740
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A study of the relationship between the production of art and the nature of Medieval society.
$30.55

The Art of Polish Cooking

PLD15
Alina Zeranska, Janina Domanska (Illustrator)
Pelican Publishing Company
1989
384
0882897098
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A book brimming with Polish recipes and food traditions.
$23.00

Arthur Schnitzler, Four Major Plays

AST53
Arthur Schnitzler, Carl R. Mueller (Translator)
Aa Balkema
1999
224
1575251809
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of four full-length plays from the Austrian writer.
$19.95

Austria Map

AST28
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2012
2
3850843491
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
The home-grown map of Austria, published by the fine Vienna-based Freytag & Berndt. Depicts all of the country's borders and southern Germany as far as Munich and Augsberg. Scale 1:300,000.
$14.95

The Austrians, A Thousand-Year Odyssey

AST10
Gordon Brook-Shepherd
Hachette
2003
512
0786711027
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Detailed, impressively researched and readable, this book is a wide-ranging narrative history of the last 1,000 years of Austria and the Austrian character.
$23.00

Badenheim 1939

AST35
Aharon Appelfeld, Dalya Bilu (Translator)
David R. Godine
2009
148
1567923917
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This haunting tale depicts life of well-to-do and unsuspecting Jewish vacationers at a fictional spa in Austria on the eve of the holocaust.
$14.95

Balkan Tragedy, Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War

BLK18
Susan Woodward
Brookings
1995
536
0815795130
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, detailed analysis of Yugoslavia's collapse, published by the Brookings Institution, where the author is a senior policy fellow.
$24.95

The Balkans, A Short History

BLK28
Mark Mazower
Modern Library
2002
188
081296621X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
$16.00

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

Bauhaus

GER55
Frank Whitford
Thames & Hudson
1984
216
0500201935
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A survey of the highly influential Bauhaus school of design. Whitford follows the movement from its early 20th century history in Germany up through the mark it has left on today's society.
$19.95

Beethoven and the Construction of Genius: Musical Politics in Vienna, 1792-1803

AST25
Tia DeNora
University of California Press
1997
232
0520211588
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Both a probing biographical account of Beethoven's life and an insightful sociological study of "artistic genius," this engaging book also examines the musical world of 18th-century Vienna.
$31.95

Bela Bartok and Turn-of-the-Century Budapest

HGR35
Judith Frigyesi
University of California Press
2000
429
0520222547
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A study of Bartok and turn-of-the-century modernism in Hungary.
$34.95

Belarus, At a Crossroads in History

RUS123
Jan Zaprudnik
Perseus
1993
278
0813317940
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A history of Belarus, with a focus on the status of the nation as the Soviet Union crumbled.
$34.00

Beneath the Wheel

GER105
Hermann Hesse
Picador USA
1989
187
031242230X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A short novel, set in a village in the Black Forest not unlike where Hesse was born.
$17.00

Berlin

GER73
David Large
Hachette
2001
608
046502632X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engaging, textured portrait of the city from German Unification to 1989.
$32.50

Berlin and Its Culture: A Historical Portrait

GER40
Ronald Taylor
Yale University Press
1997
448
0300072007
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized chronologically, this illustrated survey covers the full range of the cultural history of Berlin from medieval architecture to expressionism during the Weimar years, and the 1980s art scene.
$55.00

Berlin Map

GER127
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2014
2
3866091265
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the city center of Berlin.
$9.95

Berlin Noir

GER47
Philip Kerr
Penguin Putnam
1994
834
0140231706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A trio of novels (March Violets, The Pale Criminal, A German Requiem) that follow the fate of detective Bernie Gunther as he tries to make a living in Nazi Germany.
$24.00

The Berlin Stories

GER19
Christopher Isherwood
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2008
256
081121804X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
"The Last of Mr. Norris" and "Goodbye to Berlin" find Sally Bowles, Fraulein Schroeder and the doomed Landauers caught up in the nightlife, danger and mystique of 1931 Berlin.
$17.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Bismarck, the Man and the Statesman

GER85
Alan John Percivale Taylor
Vintage Books
1975
288
0394703871
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This classic biography, first published in 1955, casts the Prussian prime minister and Germany's first chancellor as more of an opportunist than a planner.
$15.00

The Blue Flower

GER21
Penelope Fitzgerald
Mariner Books
2014
320
0395859972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the Age of Goethe, this exquisitely written short novel is a fictional account of the life of the Romantic poet Novalis. It paints a vivid picture of German intellectual and mercantile life in the late 1700s.
$14.95

Blue Guide Budapest

HGR20
Bob Dent
W. W. Norton & Company
2001
0393322009
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A comprehensive guide to the architecture, history and culture of Budapest.
$18.95

The Book of Images

GER122
Rainer Maria Rilke, Edward Snow (Translator)
North Point Press
1994
280
086547477X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Poems and lyrics from Rilke during his most emotional and impressionistic period (1902-1906), ably translated by Edward Snow and presented in bilingual format on facing pages.
$17.00

Bradt Guide Serbia

BLK67
Laurence Mitchell
Bradt Publications
2013
384
1841624632
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series with good information on transportation, historical sites, and accommodations, with an extended section on Belgrade, the capital city, and a separate chapter on Kosovo.
$25.99

The Bridge at Andau

HGR17
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
288
0812986741
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The true story of a bridge that became a means of escape to the west during the Hungarian revolt in 1956. It's classic Michener: gripping and action-packed.
$16.00

A Bridge Too Far

WAR21
Cornelius Ryan
Touchstone
1995
670
0684803305
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
War historian Cornelius Ryan chronicles in detailed, readable prose the battle of Arnhem, one of the most important -- and bloodiest -- campaigns in World War II.
$19.99

Budapest Exit, A Memoir of Fascism, Communism and Freedom

HGR36
Csaba Teglas
Texas A&M University Press
1998
162
1585446408
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A tale of life in Budapest from the Nazi invasion to the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
$21.00

Budapest Map

HGR34
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2017
2
3866095562
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A convenient map of the city center at a scale of 1:11,000.
$9.95

Buddenbrooks, the Decline of a Family

GER22
Thomas Mann
Everyman's Library
1994
784
0679417370
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lubeck native Mann's masterpiece about the decline of a German family at the end of the 19th century.
$26.00

Bulgaria Map

BGR06
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2008
1
3707903222
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed, single-sided fold-up map shows the country at a scale of 1:400,000. Place names are usefully shown in both Cyrillic and Latin script and the multilingual legend includes English.
$14.95

The Burgermeister's Daughter, Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town

GER25
Steven Ozment
HarperCollins
1997
256
0060977213
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Meticulously researched and absorbing, this narrative by a Harvard historian traces the legal battle of the daughter of a well-to-do family who was thrown out of her home and disinherited in 1525.
$15.99

Cadogan Guide Bavaria

GER52
Rod Bolt
Cadogan Books
2010
244
1566568129
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact travel guide to Bavaria, Franconia and the Romantic Road. It offers a good overview of the culture and history of the region and detailed travel information on sites and attractions.
$21.95

Mozart

AST43
Peter Gay
Penguin Putnam
2006
177
0670882380
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This concise, entertaining portrait delves into Mozart's complex relationship with his father, his daunting role as a child prodigy and his exploration of new musical territory.
$15.00

The Captive Mind

PLD30
Czeslaw Milosz
Vintage Books
1990
251
0679728562
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Milosz's best-known prose work demonstrates how citizens experience totalitarianism.
$16.00

The Castle, A New Translation, Based on the Restored Text

EUR68
Franz Kafka, Mark Harman (Translator), Malcolm Pasley (Afterword)
Schocken Books
1999
328
0805211063
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A new translation of Kafka's unfinished masterpiece.
$15.95

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

EUR69
Lonnie Johnson
Oxford University Press
2010
382
0195386647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics.
$54.95

Children of the Holocaust

GER110
Arnold Lustig
Northwestern
1995
516
0810112795
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lustig's faith in the power of the individual is at the center of these two story collections and the novel, Darkness Casts No Shadow, intended by the Czech writer as one work,
$24.00

For Kids

Golem

CZH38
David Wisniewski, Lee Salsberry (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2007
32
0618894241
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A retelling of a Jewish legend, set in Prague in the 16th century, a dark time for the city's Jewish residents. A rabbi builds a clay giant to protect his people from persecution; the golem, in this version, speaks with a child's simplicity. The remarkable paper-cutout illustrations brilliantly evoke the Prague of old. Ages 7-10.
$7.99

The Cats in Krasinski Square

CEU23
Karen Hesse, Wendy Watson (Illustrator)
Scholastic Inc.
2004
32
0439435404
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A touching tale of a young girl's act of resistance against the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.
$18.99

The Good Master

HGR25
Kate Seredy
Puffin
1986
196
014030133X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
First published in the 1930s, this novel tells of two cousins who ride horses across the Hungarian plains, encountering shepherds and gypsies en route. It's all marvelously evocative of the folk customs and lifestyles of old Hungary. Ages 9-12.
$6.99

The Singing Tree

HGR26
Kate Seredy
Penguin Putnam
1990
247
0140345434
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The sequel to "The Good Master," in which cousins Jancsi and Kate are now older -- and Hungary (and all of 1914 Europe) are on the brink of war.
$7.99

The Trumpeter of Krakow

PLD12
Eric Philbrook Kelly, Janina Domanska
Aladdin Books
1992
208
0689715714
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A children's story about a young boy in medieval Krakow.
$7.99

The White Stag

HGR27
Kate Seredy
Penguin Putnam
1979
96
0140312587
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Kate Seredy drew on oral traditions and folklore for this gripping novella about the Huns' and Magyars' fifth-century migration from Asia to Central Europe. It won her a Newbery Medal in 1938. Ages 9 to 12.
$5.99

Betsy and the Great World

EUR116
Maud Hart Lovelace
HarperCollins
1996
321
0064405451
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Literature
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YOUNG ADULTS
Irrepressible Betsy Ray -- would-be novelist and romantic idealist with two left feet -- is 21 years old and bound for Europe in this delightful installment in the "Betsy-Tacy" series.
$6.95

The Endless Steppe, Growing Up in Siberia

SIB07
Esther Hautzig, Jean-Francois Podevin (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1995
243
006447027X
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Biography/Memoir
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YOUNG ADULTS
The story of a girl, mother and grandmother shipped to a forced labor camp in Siberia.
$7.99

The Star of Kazan

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Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Dutton Inc.
2006
404
0525473475
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Literature
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YOUNG ADULTS
A delightful young adult adventure that twists and turns through fin-de-siecle Vienna. Annika, a foundling taken in by a household of eccentric professors and kind hearted servants, is enchanted by the spectacle of Vienna and the simple pleasures of domestic chores. Her life is turned upside-down when her aristocratic mother unexpectedly reappears in her life and sweeps her off to live in a castle in Germany.
$8.99

Upon the Head of the Goat, A Childhood in Hungary, 1939-1944

HGR24
Aranka Siegal
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2003
224
0374480796
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Biography/Memoir
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YOUNG ADULTS
This spare memoir of a Jewish girlhood in a German-occupied Hungarian town won its author a Newbery Honor citation. Its serious subject and introspective tone are recommended for sophisticated young adults.
$8.99