Who Is Martha?

Who Is Martha?

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
Rate this:
In this rollicking novel, 96-year-old ornithologist Luka Levadski foregoes treatment for lung cancer and moves from Ukraine to Vienna to make a grand exit in a luxury suite at the Hotel Imperial. He reflects on his past while indulging in Viennese cakes and savoring music in a gilded concert hall. Levadski was born in 1914, the same year that Martha - the last of the now-extinct passenger pigeons - died. Levadski himself has an acute sense of being the last of a species. He may have devoted much of his existence to studying birds, but now he befriends a hotel butler and another elderly guest, who also doesn't have much time left, to share in the lively escapades of his final days. This gloriously written tale, in which Levadski feels "his heart pounding at the portals of his brain, " mixes piquant wit with lofty musings about life, friendship, aging and death.
Publisher: [United States] :, ListenUp Audiobooks :, Made available through hoopla,, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781942248286
1942248288
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 45 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording, rda
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at my library

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top