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A Time of Miracles

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Winner of the Batchelder Award--this tale of of exile, sacrifice, hope, and survival is a story of ultimate love.

Blaise Fortune, also known as Koumaïl, loves hearing the story of how he came to live with Gloria in the Republic of Georgia: Gloria was picking peaches in her father’s orchard when she heard a train derail. After running to the site of the accident, she found an injured woman who asked Gloria to take her baby. The woman, Gloria claims, was French, and the baby was Blaise.

 

When Blaise turns seven years old, the Soviet Union collapses and Gloria decides that she and Blaise must flee the political troubles and civil unrest in Georgia. The two make their way westward on foot, heading toward France, where Gloria says they will find safe haven. But what exactly is the truth about Blaise’s past?

Bits and pieces are revealed as he and Gloria endure a five-year journey across the Caucasus and Europe, weathering hardships and welcoming unforgettable encounters with other refugees searching for a better life. During this time Blaise grows from a boy into an adolescent; but only later, as a young man, can he finally attempt to untangle his identity.

 

Bondoux’s heartbreaking tale of exile, sacrifice, hope, and survival is a story of ultimate love.

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Synopsis:

In the early 1990s, a boy with a mysterious past and the woman who cares for him endure a five-year journey across the war-torn Caucasus and Europe, weathering hardships and welcoming unforgettable encounters with other refugees searching for a better life.

About the Author

Anne-Laure Bondoux has received numerous literary prizes in her native France. Among her previous books published by Delacorte Press is The Killer’s Tears, which received the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France and was a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book in the United States.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385907774
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family - Parents
Translator:
Maudet, Y.
Author:
Bondoux, Anne-Laure
Author:
Maudet, Y.
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
War
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20101109
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.56 x 6.41 x .75 in .645 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Emotions and Feelings

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"Synopsis" by , In the early 1990s, a boy with a mysterious past and the woman who cares for him endure a five-year journey across the war-torn Caucasus and Europe, weathering hardships and welcoming unforgettable encounters with other refugees searching for a better life.
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