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The postcard / Anne Berest ; translated from the French by Tina Kover.

Berest, Anne, 1979- (author.). Kover, Tina A., (translator.).


"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.

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: La carte postale.
Formatted Contents Note:
Promised lands -- Memories of a Jewish child without a synagogue -- First names -- Myriam.
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
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.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
Anonymous letters.
Jewish families.
Letters > Fiction.
Jews > Fiction.
Jewish families > Fiction.
Refugees > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
France > History > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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