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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library BER (Text) 33500013793351 New Checked out 10/13/2023
Hawley Public Library BER (Text) 33500013793369 New Checked out 10/13/2023
Hallock Public Library BER (Text) 35500006675449 Main Checked out 10/13/2023

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  • ISBN: 1609458389
  • ISBN: 9781609458386
  • Physical Description: 475 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2023.

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General Note: Translated from the French.
Translation of: La carte postale.
Summary, etc.: "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." --
Language Note:
Translated from the French.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #1
    A piece of family lore looms large for Lélia and her daughter, Anne. Several years ago, Lélia received a mysterious postcard with only four words on the back—Ephraïm, Emma, Noémie, and Jacques—the 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, Lélia 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. Lélia'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.

Subject: Berest, Anne 1979- Family Fiction
Anonymous letters Fiction
Jews Europe Fiction
Jewish families Fiction
Jews Fiction
Exiles Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 France Fiction
France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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