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The children's train : a novel / Viola Ardone ; translated from the Italian by Clarissa Botsford.

Ardone, Viola, 1974- (author.). Botsford, Clarissa, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 6 of 12 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library ARD (Text) 35151001114115 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062940506
  • Physical Description: 295 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published as Il treno dei bambini in Italy in 2019 by Einaudi."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Based on true events, a heartbreaking story of love, family, hope, and survival set in post-World War II Italy-written with the heart of Orphan Train and Before We Were Yours-about poor children from the south sent to live with families in the north to survive deprivation and the harsh winters. Though Mussolini and the fascists have been defeated, the war has devastated Italy, especially the south. Seven-year-old Amerigo lives with his mother Antonietta in Naples, surviving on odd jobs and his wits likethe rest of the poor in his neighborhood. But one day, Amerigo learns that a train will take him away from the rubble-strewn streets of the city to spend the winter with a family in the north, where he will be safe and have warm clothes and food to eat. Together with thousands of other southern children, Amerigo will cross the entire peninsula to a new life. Through his curious, innocent eyes, we see a nation rising from the ashes of war, reborn. As he comes to enjoy his new surroundings and the possibilities for a better future, Amerigo will make the heartbreaking choice to leave his mother and become a member of his adoptive family. Amerigo's journey is a moving story of memory, indelible bonds, artistry, and self-exploration, and a soaring examinationof what family can truly mean. Ultimately Amerigo comes to understand that sometimes we must give up everything, even a mother's love, to find our destiny."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Children > Italy > Fiction.
Families > Italy > Fiction.
Italy > History > 1945-1976 > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.

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