Winner of the Choix Goncourt Prize, Anne Berest’s The Postcard is a vivid portrait of 20th-century Parisian intellectual and artistic life, an enthralling investigation into family secrets, and poignant tale of a Jewish family devastated by the Holocaust and partly restored through the power of storytelling.
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 and their children—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.
In the series:
Oct. 23: “Birnam Wood” by Eleanor Catton with Janna Nadler
Nov. 27: “Horse” by Geraldine Brooks with Cathy Tile
Jan. 8, 2024: “Daughters of the New Year” by E. M. Tran with Ruby Newman
Feb. 12, 2024: “The Postcard” by Anne Berest with Cathy Tile
Apr. 8, 2024: Book tbd with Ruby Newman
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