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The dictionary of animal languages : a novel / Heidi Sopinka.

Sopinka, Heidi, (author.).

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  • 9 of 16 copies available at Sitka.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burns Lake Public Library.

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Burns Lake Public Library AF SOP (Text) 35198000650250 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 08/15/2018
Bowen Island Public Library F SOP (Text) 30947000534186 New Books Volume hold Checked out 08/10/2018
Castlegar Public Library FIC SOP (Text) 35146002066769 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 07/24/2018
Fernie Heritage Library FIC SOP (Text) 35136000537127 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 07/27/2018
Fort St John Public Library AF SOP (Text) 35211000329781 ADULT Fiction Volume hold Checked out 08/10/2018
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Smithers Public Library F SOP (Text) 35101011017063 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 08/10/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143196426 (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Now in her nineties, the famously reclusive painter Ivory Frame remains devoted to her work: a dictionary of animal languages. Part science, part art, the dictionary strives to transcribe the wordless yearning of animals. She has never married, never had a child. So when a letter arrives disclosing that she has a granddaughter living in New York, her past is brought painfully to life. Disowned by her family, the nineteen-year-old Ivory had gone to interwar Paris to study art, and quickly found her true home among the avant-garde painters and poets who crowd the city's cafes. In fellow artist, Tacita, she finds the sister she never had. In the Zoological Gardens, she finds a subject for her art. And in Lev, the haunted Russian émigré painter fleeing Stalinist Russia and destined for greatness, she finds the love that will mark her life forever.
Subject: Painters > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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