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Paper Love (Digital Audiobook)

Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

By Sarah Wildman, Tavia Gilbert (Narrator)

Publication Date: February 23, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/30/2014)
MP3 CD (2/24/2015)
Paperback (10/13/2015)
MP3 CD (2/24/2015)
Compact Disc (2/24/2015)
Compact Disc (2/24/2015)

Description

Years after her grandfather's death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled "Correspondence: Patients A–G." What she found inside weren't dry medical histories; instead what was written opened a path into the destroyed world that was her family's prewar Vienna. One woman's letters stood out: those from Valy—Valerie Scheftel, her grandfather's lover who remained behind when he fled Europe six months after the Nazis annexed Austria.



Valy's name wasn't unknown to Wildman—she had once asked her grandmother about a dark-haired young woman whose images she found in an old photo album. "She was your grandfather's true love," her grandmother said at the time and refused to answer any other questions. But with the help of the letters, Wildman started to piece together Valy's story. They revealed a woman desperate to escape and clinging to the memory of a love that defined her years of freedom.



In the course of discovering Valy's ultimate fate, Wildman was forced to reexamine the story of her grandfather's triumphant escape and how this history fit within her own life. In the process, she rescues a life seemingly lost to history.


About the Author

Tavia Gilbert, a six-time Audie Award nominee and multiple Earphones and Parent's Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, and writer, has appeared on stage and in film. Library Journal said of the highly acclaimed actress, "as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice." Tavia has narrated more than 250 multicast and single-voice audiobooks.