Patrons will notice the “Place Hold” option has been removed for print items. This will last only while LION Libraries are closed for the COVID-19 pandemic. The reasons are two-fold: Our libraries aren’t able to share items with the public at the moment, and we don’t want to overwhelm our delivery service when we return to normal operations. Patrons will still be able to add items to their personal lists for future reference.

A bookshop in Berlin: the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
A PEOPLE BOOK OF THE WEEK WINNER OF THE JQ-WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE "A haunting tribute to survivors and those lost forever--and a reminder, in our own troubled era, never to forget." -- People An "exceptional" ( The Wall Street Journal ) and "poignant" ( The New York Times ) book in the tradition of rediscovered works like Suite Française and The Nazi Officer's Wife , the powerful memoir of a fearless Jewish bookseller on a harrowing fight for survival across Nazi-occupied Europe. In 1921, Françoise Frenkel--a Jewish woman from Poland--fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. In 1935, the scene continues to darken. First come the new bureaucratic hurdles, followed by frequent police visits and book confiscations. Françoise's dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht in November 1938, as hundreds of Jewish shops and businesses are destroyed. La Maison du Livre is miraculously spared, but fear of persecution eventually forces Françoise on a desperate, lonely flight to Paris. When the city is bombed, she seeks refuge across southern France, witnessing countless horrors: children torn from their parents, mothers throwing themselves under buses. Secreted away from one safe house to the next, Françoise survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her. Published quietly in 1945, then rediscovered nearly sixty years later in an attic, A Bookshop in Berlin is a remarkable story of survival and resilience, of human cruelty and human spirit. In the tradition of Suite Française and The Nazi Officer's Wife , this book is the tale of a fearless woman whose lust for life and literature refuses to leave her, even in her darkest hours.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID3e0f5ccd-cea2-edeb-5feb-bde10503ba53
Grouping Titlebookshop in berlin the rediscovered memoir of one womans harrowing escape from the nazis
Grouping Authorfrenkel françoise
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-04-05 22:58:57PM
Last Indexed2020-04-05 23:37:13PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Bond, Jilly,
Maria, Frédéric,
Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
Smee, Stephanie,
authorFrançoise Frenkel
author2-roleBond, Jilly,narrator.
Maria, Frédéric,compiler.
Modiano, Patrick,1945-writer of preface.
Smee, Stephanie,translator.
author_displayFrenkel, Françoise
detailed_location_nbNorth Branford/Atwater Adult Biography - New
display_descriptionIn 1921, Françoise Frenkel--a Jewish woman from Poland--fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. In 1935, the scene continues to darken. First come the new bureaucratic hurdles, followed by frequent police visits and book confiscations. Françoise's dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht in November 1938, as hundreds of Jewish shops and businesses are destroyed. La Maison du Livre is miraculously spared, but fear of persecution eventually forces Françoise on a desperate, lonely flight to Paris. When the city is bombed, she seeks refuge across southern France, witnessing countless horrors: children torn from their parents, mothers throwing themselves under buses. Secreted away from one safe house to the next, Françoise survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her.
format_category_nbAudio Books
Books
eBook
format_nbBook
CD Audiobook
Large Print
eBook
id3e0f5ccd-cea2-edeb-5feb-bde10503ba53
isbn9781501199844
9781501199868
9781643584904
9781797105208
9781797105215
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad3Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad7Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad8Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad6Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad26Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad4Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad17Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad10Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad27Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad15Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
ils:.b26325937.i63830322East Hampton New Adult BiographyB Frenkel1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020ehbb
ils:.b26325937.i64027430Old Saybrook/Acton Adult Non-FictionNEW B FRENKEL FRENKEL1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020osan
ils:.b26325937.i63936070Essex Adult Nonfiction New(NEW) B FRENKEL1falsefalseOn Holdshelfexbn
ils:.b26325937.i63663594Woodbridge New Adult BiographyB FRENKEL (FRANCOISE)1falsefalseOn Holdshelfwdbb
ils:.b26325937.i64026930Norwich/Otis New Adult Nonfiction940.531092 FRE1falsefalseIn Transitnwbn
ils:.b26325937.i63841927Old Lyme A BiographyBIO FRENKEL1falsefalseIn Transitolab
ils:.b26325937.i63867230East Haddam/Rathbun A New NonfictionBIO FRE1falsefalseIn Transitrabn
ils:.b26325937.i63819508Orange/Case Adult BiographyNew Biography FRENKEL [Francoise] Frenkel1falsefalseOn Holdshelforab
ils:.b26325937.i63822751Branford/Blackstone New Adult BiographyBIO.FRENKEL (FRANCOISE)1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020brbb
ils:.b26325937.i63657582Wallingford NEW Adult NonfictionB FRENKEL FRANCOISE FR1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020wabn
ils:.b26325937.i63842804West Haven Main New Adult BiographiesNEW B FRENKEL [FRANCOISE]1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020wmabn
ils:.b26325937.i63790075Middletown/Russell NEW Adult BiographyB-FRENKEL FRE1falsefalseOn Shelfmdbb
ils:.b26325937.i63658112Stony Creek/Willoughby Wallace New Adult Non-Fiction/New92 FRENKEL1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020stbn
ils:.b26325937.i63795085Hamden/Miller New Adult Biography92/FRENKEL1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020hmbb
ils:.b26325937.o16851900North Haven Memorial Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Ordernhooo
ils:.b26325937.i63914505North Branford/Atwater Adult Biography - NewNew Biography FRENKEL1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020nbabn
ils:.b26325937.i63843006West Haven Louis Piantino New Adult BiographiesNEW B FRENKEL [FRANCOISE]1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020wlabn
ils:.b26382386.i63921352Madison/Scranton Adult Non Fiction - Large Type - NewLT 940.5318 FRENKEL1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020mabln
ils:.b26382386.i63922277East Hampton Adult Large Print FictionLP FIC FRE1falsefalseIn Transitehalf
ils:.b26382386.i63809643Orange/Case On Order1falsefalseOn Orderorooo
ils:.b26382386.i64035517Wallingford NEW Adult Large TypeLT B FRENKEL FRANCOISE FR1falsefalseIn Processwabl
ils:.b26382386.i6389113xOld Saybrook/Acton Adult Non-Fiction Large PrintNEW LTE B FRENKEL FRENKEL1falsefalseDue May 1, 2020osanl
ils:.b26413619.i6403804xWoodbridge New Adult A/VCD B FRENKEL (FRANCOISE)1falsefalseOn Holdshelfwdbav
ils:.b26413619.o1744603xHamden Public Libraries On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderhm
itype_nb14 DAY
ADULT BOOK
ADULT BOOK ON CD
ADULT LARGE PRINT
LEAP 14 Day Books
NEW
last_indexed2020-04-06T05:37:13.645Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_nbNew Biography FRENKEL
local_time_since_added_nbSix Months
Year
owning_library_nbNorth Branford Libraries
owning_location_nbAtwater Memorial Library
primary_isbn9781501199844
publishDate2019
2020
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368adeBookeBookEnglishAtria Books2019
ils:.b26325937BookBooksFirst Atria Books hardcover edition December 2019.EnglishAtria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster2019.xiii, 269 pages : black & white illustrations ; 22 cm.
ils:.b26382386Large PrintBooksCenter Point Large Print edition.EnglishCenter Point Large Print, 2020. 328 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
ils:.b26413619CD AudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishSimon & Schuster Audio, 2019.5 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) ; 12 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_nb
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:abc6ea97-0dec-4709-ba79-1b8b20b368ad-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b26325937.i63830322Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i64027430Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63936070Checked OutOn Holdshelffalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63663594Checked OutOn Holdshelffalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i64026930Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse129, 2, 4, 132, 133, 7, 9, 137, 139, 142, 144, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 49, 52, 54, 55, 62, 64, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 77, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 87, 89, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 101, 102, 104, 107, 109, 117, 122, 124, 127
ils:.b26325937.i63841927Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63867230Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63819508Checked OutOn Holdshelffalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63822751Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63657582Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63842804Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63790075On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63658112Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.i63795085Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26325937.o16851900On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b26325937.i63914505Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b26325937.i63843006Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26382386.i63921352Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26382386.i63922277Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26382386.i63809643On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26382386.i64035517Coming SoonIn Processfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26382386.i6389113xChecked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26413619.i6403804xChecked OutOn Holdshelffalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26413619.o1744603xOn OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAudiobooks
Autobiographies
Berlin (Germany) -- Biography
Frenkel, Françoise, -- 1889-1975
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- 1939-1945) -- Biography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Berlin -- Biography
Jewish refugees -- 20th century -- Biography
Jewish women -- France -- Biography
Jewish women -- Germany -- Berlin -- Biography
Jewish women -- Germany -- Biography
Large type books
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- France
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Polish
title_displayA bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis
title_fullA Bookshop in Berlin The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis
A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis / Françoise Frenkel ; with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frédéric Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee
A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis / Françoise Frenkel ; with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; [translation by Stephanie Smee]
A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis / Françoise Frenkel ; with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frédéric Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee
title_shortA bookshop in Berlin
title_subthe rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Frenkel, Françoise
History
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish refugees
Jewish women
Jews
Judaica
Large type books
Nonfiction
World War, 1939-1945