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

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


"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'" by Anne Berest.
Language Note:
Translated from French to English.
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: Novels.
Biographical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Camden County Library.


  • 4 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Camden County Library District - Climax Springs FIC BEREST (Text) 31320003922387 Adult Fiction On holds shelf -
Camden County Library District - Osage Beach FIC BEREST (Text) 31320003922379 Adult Fiction Checked out 06/30/2023

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