The Flight Portfolio



The Flight Portfolio The long awaited new work from the best selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry s extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust.In 1940, Varian Fry a Harvard educated American journalist traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, Andr Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall The Flight Portfolio opens at the Chagalls ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel s hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, impossible to put down, this is historical fiction of the very first order, and resounding confirmation of Orringer s gifts as a novelist. Free Read Books The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 576 pages
  • The Flight Portfolio
  • Julie Orringer
  • English
  • 09 October 2018
  • 0307959406

10 thoughts on “The Flight Portfolio

  1. Tammy says:

    Throughout 1940 American and Harvard grad, Varian Fry, smuggled out of Marseille primarily Jewish avant garde artists Flight Portfolio is a fictionalized account of Fry s work with the Emergency Rescue Committee to save some of the most brilliant minds of Europe from the Nazis Marc Chagall, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Franz Werfel, Marcel DuChamp, and Hannah Arendt were among those who received aid This historical novel is not just an exciting narrative of heroism and valor rooted in reality, al Throughout 1940 American and Harvard grad, Varian Fry, smuggled out of Marseille primarily Jewish avant garde artists Flight Portfolio is a fictionalized account of Fry s work with the Emergency Rescue Committee to save some of the most brilliant minds of Europe from the ...

  2. Elyse Walters says:

    To be in Marseille, not Paris, still carried a certain novelty, a whiff of the unknown If Paris reeked of sex, opera, art, and decadent poverty, Marseille reeked of underground crime, opportunism, trafficked cocaine, rowdy tavern song Paris was a woman, a fallen woman in the arms of her Nazi captors but Marseille was a man, a schemer in a secondhand coat, ready to sell his soul or whatever else came quickly to hand It doesn t take long to fall in love with Varian Fry who was an American To be in Marseille, not Paris, still carried a certain novelty, a whi...

  3. Book of the Month says:

    Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanBefore I tell you why I loved this book, let me tell you why I thought I wouldn t 1 It s over 500 pages, which often makes me wish a book had beenharshly edited 2 It s about World War II, and, having readWorld War II novels than I can count, I ve grown tired of tropes that often repeat in these stories 3 I picked it up during a massive reading slump that left me no choice but to binge watch Game of Thrones So when I tell you this book reignited Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanBefore I tell you why I loved this book, let me tell you why I thought I wouldn t 1 It s over 500 pages, which often makes me wish a book had beenharshly edited 2 It s about World War II, and, having readWorld War II novels than I can count, I ve grown tired of tropes that often repeat in these stories 3 I picked it up during a massive reading slump that left me no choice but to binge watch Game of Thrones So when I tell you this book reignited my reading life and restored my fried brain, it s not hyperbole This book is just that good.The Flight Portfolio is a fictionalized account of the life of Varian Fry, an American who saves renowned Jewish artists from the Holocaust by smuggling them out of occupied France From securing false passports, to bribing police officers, to hustling refugees across the border, Varian and his team risk their ...

  4. Lisa says:

    The Flight Portfolio refers to a collection of art that Varian Fry hopes will help the cause of Jewish artists trapped in early 1940s Europe But most of his attention is not on the art, but on helping the artists escape Nazi capture This is an ambitious novel that walks the tightrope of telling a historical figure s documented story while also creating his fictional love life.Mostly, Orringer succeeds brilliantly The downside is that the momentum ...

  5. Candace says:

    I did not want this book to end.Don t Google Varian Fry before reading The Flight Portfolio Let the novel surprise you.Varian arrives in Vichy France in 1940, with 3000, a visa for a few weeks, and a list of Jewish artists he was to attempt to rescue Fry is a Harvard graduate and a journalist of sorts He s married to a woman who is a power at the powerful Atlantic magazine, and who is behind much of the the funding for this rescue effort Arriving in Marseilles, he gathers a group of peopl I did not want this book to end.Don t Google Varian Fry before reading The Flight Portfolio Let the novel surprise you.Varian arrives in Vichy France in 1940,...

  6. Kathleen says:

    The GOOD Orringer highlights the impressive role that Varian Fry played in saving the lives ofthan 2,000 refugees fleeing Nazi Germany and the complicit Vichy government during 1940 41 The refugees included such famous personages as Hannah Arendt, Jacques Lifschitz, Golo Mann, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall and countless others Fry went to Marseille as a volunteer for the Emergency Rescue Committee, which initially received support from Eleanor Roosevelt The suffocating atmosphere of Marseill The GOOD Orringer highlights the impressive role that Varian Fry played in saving the lives ofthan 2,000 refugees fleeing Nazi Germany and the complicit V...

  7. Rebecca says:

    4.5 Orringer s The Invisible Bridge, my highlight from last summer s reading, was the saga of a Hungarian Jewish family s experiences in the Second World War while The Flight Portfolio again charts the rise of Nazism and a growing awareness of Jewish extermination, it s a very different though equally affecting narrative Its protagonist is a historical figure, Varian Fry, a Harvard educated journalist who founded the Emergency Rescue Committee to help at risk artists and writers escape to th 4.5 Orringer s The Invisible Bridge, my highlight from last su...

  8. Anne says:

    I have only read 20% of this novel but must write a small review already I was so excited to learn months ago that Julie Orringer had written a novel, The Flight Portfolio, about the the work of Varian Fry I started reading it as soon as it was published To my increasingly great dismay and disbelief I find that Orringer has fabricated a male lover for Varian Fry Not only that, but his obsession with this man takes up so much space in the book that it diminishes the focus on the real story, I have only read 20% of this novel but must write a small review already I was so excited to learn months ago that Julie Orringer had written a novel, The Flight Portfolio, about the the work of Varian Fry I started reading it as soon as it was published To my increasingly great dismay and disbelief I find that Orringer has fabricated a male lover for Varian Fry Not only that, but his obsession with this man t...

  9. Kasa Cotugno says:

    Flight Portfolio is an ambitious, well written, lengthy novel using as its framework the life of Varian Fry However it should be approached as a novel, not a biography, since there is an added key element of Fry s being gay, referenced by professional reviewers, which apparently did not have a basis in fact but is fabricated for plot purposes It is very effective here since it makes for an exciting, poignant storyline I admit to not having known about Fry and his organization operating out of Flight Portfolio is an ambitious...

  10. Maine Colonial says:

    I received a free publisher s advance review copy.I have always been interested in learningabout Varian Fry and his impressive efforts to get so many artists out of the reach of the Nazis and their minions Of course I knew that this book is fiction, but I had the preconception that the fiction characterization would be necessary to assign thoughts and feelings to Fry that couldn t be verified through historical records It turns out there is a lotfiction than that in this book.Orrin I received a free publisher s advance review copy.I have always been interested in learningabout Varian Fry and his impressive efforts to get so many artists out of the reach of the Nazis and their minions Of course I knew that this book is fiction, but I had the preconception that the f...

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