Amazon.ca ‘Best Books of 2012’ list - Top 10 Canadian Fiction - Selected
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The Globe 100: Best Books of 2012 - Selected
Scotiabank Giller Prize (2012) - Shortlisted
ABA Indie Next List for February - Selected
Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award in Fiction category - Winner
About the Book
A young, enigmatic woman-Lily Azerov-arrives in postwar Montreal expecting to meet her betrothed, Sol Kramer. When Sol sees Lily at the train station, however, he turns her down. His brother, Nathan, sees Lily and instantly decides to marry her.
But Lily is not who she claims to be, and her attempt to live a quiet life as Nathan Kramer's wife shatters when she disappears, leaving her baby daughter with only a diary, an uncut diamond and a need to discover the truth.
Who is Lily and what happened to the young woman whose identity she stole? Why did she leave and where did she go? It is up to the daughter Lily abandoned to find the answers to these questions as she searches for the mother she may never find or truly know.
Educator and Librarian Resources
?With delicacy and warmth, Richler weaves together the threads of a family: its closeness and secrets, opaqueness and hidden beauty, like the uncut gem whose mystery haunts these realistic characters.? ? DAPHNE KALOTAY, author of Russian Winter() —
- ISBN: 9781443404037
- ISBN 10: 1443404039
- Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
- On Sale: 10/16/2012
- Pages: 376
- List Price: 17.99 CAD
- BISAC1: FICTION / Literary