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y Whisperings in the Blood : A Memoir single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'Lithuania,1913. Haunted by memories of the pogroms, Jacob Frank leaves his village in the hope of a better life, and boards a ship bound for New York. Twenty-five years later, his daughter Bertha sets sail for South Africa to marry a man she has never met, unaware of the tumult that lies ahead. In time, her granddaughter Shelley, following those very steps in reverse, flees the violence of apartheid to live in America, before at last finding home in Australia.

'These immigrant voyages, repeated from one generation to the next, form the heart of this richly layered memoir. Drawing on her grandmother’s diary and letters,Shelley Davidow tells her family’s stories in vivid detail, recounting their experiences of love and loss alongside her own. As she learns about the past,Shelley discovers that her aspirations and fears, her dreams and nightmares,echo those of her forebears as ancestral whisperings in the blood.

'Spanning four continents and one hundred years, this extraordinary book explores the heartache and emotional legacies of those who leave their homelands forever.' (Publication summary)

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  • Other formats: Also large print; sound recording

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Works about this Work

Review : Whisperings in the Blood : A Memoir Francesca Sasnaitis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 381 2016; (p. 57)

— Review of Whisperings in the Blood : A Memoir Shelley Davidow 2016 single work autobiography
Review : Whisperings in the Blood : A Memoir Francesca Sasnaitis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 381 2016; (p. 57)

— Review of Whisperings in the Blood : A Memoir Shelley Davidow 2016 single work autobiography
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