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Postcards from Tukums: A Family Detective Story

Postcards from Tukums: A Family Detective Story (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Gluckman, Ann

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In 2004, workmen demolishing the home that had housed three generation's of Ann Gluckman's family saved an old cardboard box hidden under the eaves. The letters inside proved invaluable to Ann's painstaking 20-year work piecing together the family history, which had, like the let...ter, been largely concealed. In 1904, Ann's grandparents, Adolph and Yetta Manoy, and their three daughters left Tukums in Latvia, then part of Imperial Russia, to settle in Stratford, New Zealand. Their story was further revealed by the discovery of a set of beautiful postcards originally mailed to the Manoys from their homeland. These postcards sent Ann's detective story on a wider and deeper search for meaning. Why did her family conceal their past with a a lifetime of silence? Was there a mystery, something to hide, or were they shielding their descendants from past traumas?
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ISBN 9781877378454
Published NZ 1 Jul 2010
Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9781877378454
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
Imprint David Ling Publishing Limited
Published 1 Jul 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Gluckman, Ann
Category Family History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 255mm
Dewey Code 929.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
ONIX Text General/trade