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A Time of Miracles

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Blaise Fortune, also known as Koumal, 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.

Synopsis:

Raised by a woman in the Republic of Georgia who claims that his critically-injured mother begged her to save him when he was just a baby, 7-year-old Blaise is forced to flee with his adoptive mother and embark on a revelatory five-year journey by foot through Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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 Sorcires in France and was a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375897269
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Translator:
Maudet, Y.
Translated by:
Y. Maudet
Author:
Bondoux, Anne-Laure
Author:
Maudet, Y.
Author:
Anne-Laure Bondoux
Author:
Bondoux, Anne-Laure
Author:
Y. Maudet
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
War
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - Parents
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20101109
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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"Synopsis" by , Raised by a woman in the Republic of Georgia who claims that his critically-injured mother begged her to save him when he was just a baby, 7-year-old Blaise is forced to flee with his adoptive mother and embark on a revelatory five-year journey by foot through Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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