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CD FIC WAL
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript.
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Time
110000
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CD audio
Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
Compact discs.
Performer
Read by Charlotte McCurry.
Summary
In April 1941, as the German Blitzkrieg rained down 674 bombs on Belfast over five hours, zookeeper Hettie Quin fights to save an elephant, and the two must depend on each other for survival and solace.
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Alt Author
McCurry, Charlotte, narrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9781665032223
09781665032223
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FIC ORA
Descript.
262 pages ; 24 cm
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"Nobody robs banks in Belfast without the IRA getting a cut - not even former Provo James 'Ructions' O'Hare. But when word gets around O'Hare may be up to something, the pressure from the IRA begins. Ructions' trusts his crack squad of former paramilitary compadres, and has full confidence in his audacious plan: To literally empty the biggest bank in Belfast by kidnapping the families of two employees - known as a "tiger" kidnapping -- in order to force them to help Ructions and his crew get into the bank's vault. But keeping the plan - and the money - from the IRA is another plan entirely, one requiring all Ruction's cunning and skill. In this stunning debut novel, as audacious and well-executed as Ructions' plan to rob the National Bank itself, Richard O'Rawe - a former IRA bank robber himself - unleashes a story that will shock, surprise and thrill as he takes you on a white-knuckle ride through Belfast's criminal underbelly. Enter the deadly world of tiger kidnappings, kangaroo courts, money laundering, drug deals and double-crosses."--Amazon.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
1612199038 (hardcover)
9781612199030 (hardcover)
Call #
FIC WAL
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Descript.
324 pages ; 24 cm.
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Summary
"The Elephant of Belfast chronicles a seven-month period of time when the Germans unexpectedly bombed Belfast, Northern Ireland, also known as the Belfast Blitz. Through the lens of the Bellevue Zoo and one of its zookeepers, twenty-year-old Hettie Quin, the novel animates how the war irrevocably impacted-and shaped the lives of Belfast's citizens in broad and intimate ways. In October 1940, Hettie meets Violet, a three-year-old Asian elephant arriving at the Belfast docks from Ceylon. Soon, she becomes Violet's dedicated zookeeper at the Bellevue Zoo. At the same time, Hettie continues to experience the grief related to the recent loss of her beloved older sister, Anna, and the abandonment of her father, Thomas, who left her mother, Rose. On April 15th , 1941, Belfast is attacked for five hours, with 674 bombs falling, and almost a thousand civilians being killed. During the bombings and its aftermath, Hettie does all that she can to save her elephant, and survive the destruction and escalating sectarian unrest of the city. Even though Hettie is still only twenty years old by the novel's end, she's aged at least a decade, her life and perspective transforming in tragic and unexpected ways. Taken altogether, The Elephant of Belfast reflects a complicated portrait of loss, grief, love, and resilience, and how the zoo and the city of Belfast suffered during these catastrophic attacks. At the narrative's heart is a changing relationship between a young woman and an elephant: At first, it seems that Hettie saves Violet, but in the end, Violet saves her"-- Provided by publisher.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781640094000 (hardcover)
1640094008 (hardcover)
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