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The Lost History of Stars

The Lost History of Stars

(2017)
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In turn-of-the-century South Africa, fourteen-year-old Lettie, her younger brother, and her mother are Dutch Afrikaner settlers who have been taken from their farm by British soldiers and are being held in a concentration camp. It is early in the Boer War, and Lettie's father, grandfather, and brother are off fighting the British as thousands of Afrikaner women and children are detained. The camps are cramped and disease ridden; the threat of illness and starvation are ever present. Determined to dictate their own fate, Lettie and her family give each other strength and hope as they fight to survive amid increasingly dire conditions. Brave and defiant, Lettie finds comfort in memories of stargazing with her grandfather, in her plan to be a writer, and in surprising new friendships that will both nourish and challenge her. A beautiful testament to love, family, and sheer force of will, The Lost History of Stars was inspired by Dave Boling's grandfather's own experience as a soldier during the Boer War. Lettie is a figure of abiding grace, and her story is richly drawn and impossible to forget.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
Title: The Lost History of Stars: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 1-61620-417-6 / 978-1-61620-417-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Lost History of Stars: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
ISBN: 1-68168-526-4 / 978-1-68168-526-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Lost History of Stars: A Novel
Author(s): Dave Boling
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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