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In paradise / Peter Matthiessen.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781594633171 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 1594633177 (hardcover) :
  • Description: 246 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, A member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.

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0 current holds with 21 total copies.

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Gloucester Adult New Books New FICTION/ Matthieson (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Farms Adult Fiction Fiction/ Matthiessen (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW Fiction/ Matthiessen (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books Fic / Matthiessen (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult New Books NEW FIC/Matthiessen (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Fiction FIC Matthiessen (Text to phone) Offline -
Lynnfield Adult Fiction Fiction / Matthiessen, P. (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult New Fiction NEW FICTION MATTHIESSEN, PETER 2014 (Text to phone) Checked out 10/04/2014
Melrose Quick Picks Table (Lobby) Quick Pick Fiction (Text to phone) Checked out 09/09/2014
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Fiction Matthiessen (Text to phone) Available -
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Summary: In the late autumn of 1996, more than a hundred women and men of diverse nationality, background, and belief gather at the site of a former concentration camp for an unprecedented purpose: a weeklong retreat during which they will offer prayer and witness at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform, while eating and sleeping in the quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews to their deaths. Clements Olin, an American academic of Polish descent, has come along, ostensibly to complete research on the death of a survivor, even as he questions what a non-Jew can contribute to the understanding of so monstrous a catastrophe. As the days pass, tensions, both political and personal, surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to healing or closure. Finding himself in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer's role and to embrace a history his family has long suppressed, and with it the yearnings and contradictions of being fully alive. -- From publisher's website.

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