The flight portfolio
The flight portfolio

Orringer, Julie, author.



Physical Description
16 audio discs (19 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Compact discs.

Personal Subject
Fry, Varian, 1907-1967-Fiction.

Subject Term
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Fiction.
Jewish refugees -- Fiction.
Rescues -- Fiction.

Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

Added Author
Ballerini, Edoardo, 1970-

Local Subject
Spoken compact disc collection.

More Information

In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall. The Flight Portfolio opens at the Chagalls' ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel's hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe. Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, impossible to put down, this is historical fiction of the very first order, and resounding confirmation of Orringer's gifts as a novelist. --

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Lake Elmo LibraryAudiobookSCD FICTION ORR 16 DISCS11Audiobooks
Oakdale LibraryAudiobookSCD FICTION ORR 16 DISCS11Audiobooks
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)AudiobookSCD FICTION ORR 16 DISCS11Audiobooks