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The Resource The sweetness, Sande Boritz Berger ; Performed by Cassandra Campbell

The sweetness, Sande Boritz Berger ; Performed by Cassandra Campbell

Label
The sweetness
Title
The sweetness
Statement of responsibility
Sande Boritz Berger ; Performed by Cassandra Campbell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Early in The Sweetness, an inquisitive young girl asks her grandmother why she is carrying nothing but a jug of sliced lemons and water when they are forced by the Germans to evacuate their ghetto. "Something sour to remind me of the sweetness," she tells her, setting the theme for what they must remember to survive. Set during World War II, the novel is the parallel tale of two Jewish girls, cousins, living on separate continents, whose strikingly different lives ultimately converge. Brooklyn-born Mira Kane is the eighteen-year-old daughter of a well-to-do manufacturer of women's knitwear in New York. Her cousin, eight-year-old Rosha Kaninsky, is the lone survivor of a family in Vilna exterminated by the invading Nazis. But unbeknownst to her American relatives, Rosha did not perish. Desperate to save his only child during a roundup of their ghetto, her father thrusts her into the arms of a Polish Catholic candlemaker, who then hides her in a root cellar-putting her own family at risk. The headstrong and talented Mira, who dreams of escaping Brooklyn for a career as a fashion designer, finds her ambitions abruptly thwarted when, traumatized at the fate of his European relatives, her father becomes intent on safeguarding his loved ones from threats of a brutal world, and all the family must challenge his unuttered but injurious survivor guilt. Though the Americans Kanes endure the experience of the Jews who got out, they reveal how even in the safety of our lives, we are profoundly affected by the dire circumstances of others
Cataloging source
FAR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, Sande Boritz
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Cassandra Campbell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Campbell, Cassandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish girls
  • Jewish families
  • Guilt
  • Civilians in war
  • Civilians in war
  • Guilt
  • Jewish families
  • Jewish girls
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The sweetness, Sande Boritz Berger ; Performed by Cassandra Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079366407
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3, Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio discs (10 hrs., 19 mins.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781978615182
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
MP3-CD audio, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1079366407
System details
Plays on MP3-CD enabled players or transfers to portable devices
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The sweetness, Sande Boritz Berger ; Performed by Cassandra Campbell
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079366407
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3, Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio discs (10 hrs., 19 mins.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781978615182
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
MP3-CD audio, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1079366407
System details
Plays on MP3-CD enabled players or transfers to portable devices
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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