The postcard / Anne Berest ; translated from the French by Tina Kover.
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7 current holds with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Crookston Public Library||BER (Text)||33500013793351||New||Checked out||06/14/2023|
|Hawley Public Library||BER (Text)||33500013793369||New||On holds shelf||-|
|Hallock Public Library||BER (Text)||35500006675449||New||In process||-|
- ISBN: 9781609458386
- ISBN: 1609458389
- Physical Description: 475 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2023.
Translation of: La carte postale.
"Anne Berest's The Postcard is among the most acclaimed and beloved French novels of recent years. Luminous and gripping to the very last page, it is an enthralling investigation into family secrets, a poignant tale of mothers and daughters, and a vivid portrait of twentieth-century Parisian intellectual and artistic life. January, 2003. Together with the usual holiday cards, an anonymous postcard is delivered to the Berest family home. On the front, a photo of the Opéra Garnier in Paris. On the back, the names of Anne Berest's maternal great-grandparents, Ephraïm and Emma, and their children, Noémie and Jacques--all killed at Auschwitz. Fifteen years after the postcard is delivered, Anne, the heroine of this novel, is moved to discover who sent it and why. Aided by her chain-smoking mother, family members, friends, associates, a private detective, a graphologist, and many others, she embarks on a journey to discover the fate of the Rabinovitch family: their flight from Russia following the revolution, their journey to Latvia, Palestine, and Paris. What emerges is a moving saga of a family devastated by the Holocaust and partly restored through the power of storytelling that shatters long-held certainties about Anne's family, her country, and herself." -- Publisher marketing.
Translated from the French.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #1
A piece of family lore looms large for LÃ©lia and her daughter, Anne. Several years ago, LÃ©lia received a mysterious postcard with only four words on the backâEphraÃ¯m, Emma, NoÃ©mie, and Jacquesâthe names of her maternal grandparents, aunt, and uncle, who were all taken from their small French town and subjected to the horrors of the Holocaust. Fueled by their extensive research, tireless curiosity, and a driving sense of justice, LÃ©lia and Anne are determined to uncover who sent the postcard and whether they did so in solidarity or intimidation. In this sweeping family saga, French novelist Berest illuminates opportunities for kindness and betrayal in wartime France and the long echo of the Holocaust's atrocities. LÃ©lia's predecessors were subject, like so many others, to the creeping oversight of bureaucracy and harmful, illogical biases. Berest gives family members and close friends occasional opportunities to narrate, while keeping young Anne as the story's central protagonist. Translated from its original French, The Postcard will appeal to fans of All the Light We Cannot See and The Book Thief. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.
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