Due to COVID-19, the library is closed. To contact us please use F/B messenger or email

Record Details

Catalogue Search

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Creston Public Library LARGE FIC ARC (Text) 35140100045353 Large Print Fiction Volume hold Available -
Smithers Public Library LP ARC (Text) 35101011029308 Large Print Volume hold Available -
Trail and District Public Library F ARC (Text) 35110001059100 Adult Large Print Fiction Volume hold Available -
Sechelt Public Library LP F ARCH (Text) 33260100022707 Large Print Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432858988
  • Physical Description: 731 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin. In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.
Subject: Immigrants > United States > Fiction.
Large type books.
United States > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.

Additional Resources