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The Resource A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra, (electronic resource)

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra, (electronic resource)

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
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Anthony Marra
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eng
Summary
New York Times Notable Book of the Year * Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded. For Sonja, the arrival of Akhmed and Havaa is an unwelcome surprise. Weary and overburdened, she has no desire to take on additional risk and responsibility. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja's world will shift on its axis and reveal the intricate pattern of connections that weaves together the pasts of these three unlikely companions and unexpectedly decides their fate. A story of the transcendent power of love in wartime, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is a work of sweeping breadth, profound compassion, and lasting significance. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content from the author
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This debut novel by Pushcart Prize-winning author Anthony Marra is set in rural Chechnya during the region's war with Russia. Though events shift in time, the main focus is a five-day period in 2004, when an eight-year-old girl witnesses her father's abduction by Russian soldiers. Swearing to protect the girl, local doctor Akhmed (whose true passion is portraiture), brings her to a crumbling hospital, run by a hardened but dedicated surgeon, for safety. - Description by Shauna Griffin
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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Marra, Anthony
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813.6
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fiction
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra, (electronic resource)
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9780770436414
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Label
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra, (electronic resource)
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http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaAEAAA2g/products/9f4627a5-499d-4404-bf95-15acd5f5986a
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780770436414
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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9F4627A5-499D-4404-BF95-15ACD5F5986A
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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