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Paper Love - Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

Sarah Wildman

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Description:

Years after her grandfather's death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled "Correspondence: Patients A-G." What she found inside weren't dry medical histories; instead what was written opened a path into the destroyed world that was her family's prewar Vienna. One woman's letters stood out: those from Valy-Valerie Scheftel, her grandfather's lover who remained behind when he fled Europe six months after the Nazis annexed Austria. Valy's name wasn't unknown to Wildman-she had once asked her grandmother about a dark-haired young woman whose images she found in an old photo album. "She was your grandfather's true love," her grandmother said at the time and refused to answer any other questions. But with the help of the letters, Wildman started to piece together Valy's story. They revealed a woman desperate to escape and clinging to the memory of a love that defined her years of freedom. In the course of discovering Valy's ultimate fate, Wildman was forced to reexamine the story of her grandfather's triumphant escape and how this history fit within her own life. In the process, she rescues a life seemingly lost to history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert

Length:

12h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

38:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

49:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

58:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

59:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

47:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

50:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:25