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All this by chance / Vincent O'Sullivan.

By: O'Sullivan, Vincent.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 335 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561797; 1776561791.Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | New Zealand -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 20th century. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: "Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little girl to safety. When the couple emigrate, the peace they seek in New Zealand cannot overcome the past they have left behind. Following the lives of Eva, her daughter Lisa and her granddaughter Esther, All This By Chance is a moving multigenerational family saga about the legacy of the Holocaust and the burden of secrets never shared, by one of New Zealand's finest writers." -- Back cover.
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If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present. Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little girl to safety. When the couple emigrate, the peace they seek in New Zealand cannot overcome the past they have left behind. Following the lives of Eva, her daughter Lisa and her granddaughter Esther, All This by Chance is a moving multigenerational family saga about the legacy of the Holocaust and the burden of secrets never shared, by one of New Zealand's finest writers.

Novel.

"Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little girl to safety. When the couple emigrate, the peace they seek in New Zealand cannot overcome the past they have left behind. Following the lives of Eva, her daughter Lisa and her granddaughter Esther, All This By Chance is a moving multigenerational family saga about the legacy of the Holocaust and the burden of secrets never shared, by one of New Zealand's finest writers." -- Back cover.