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The Resource The Lost Family

The Lost Family

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The Lost Family
Title
The Lost Family
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Summary
The Lost Family is an extraordinary read, the kind of book that makes you sob and smile, the kind that gives you hope.... It is compassionate, masterful and disturbingly contemporary."—Tatiana de Rosnay, bestselling author of Sarah's KeyThe New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us creates a vivid portrait of marriage, family, and the haunting grief of World War II in this emotionally charged, beautifully rendered story that spans a generation, from the 1960s to the 1980s.In 1965 Manhattan, patrons flock to Masha's to savor its brisket bourguignon and impeccable service and to admire its dashing owner and head chef Peter Rashkin. With his movie-star good looks and tragic past, Peter, a survivor of Auschwitz, is the most eligible bachelor in town. But Peter does not care for the parade of eligible women who come to the restaurant hoping to catch his eye. He has resigned himself to a solitary life. Running Masha's consumes him, as does his terrible guilt over surviving the horrors of the Nazi death camp while his wife, Masha—the restaurant's namesake—and two young daughters perished.Then exquisitely beautiful June Bouquet, an up-and-coming young model, appears at the restaurant, piercing Peter's guard. Though she is twenty years his junior, the two begin a passionate, whirlwind courtship. When June unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Peter proposes, believing that beginning a new family with the woman he loves will allow him to let go of the horror of the past. But over the next twenty years, the indelible sadness of those memories will overshadow Peter, June, and their daughter Elsbeth, transforming them in shocking, heartbreaking, and unexpected ways.Jenna Blum artfully brings to the page a husband devastated by a grief he cannot name, a frustrated wife struggling to compete with a ghost she cannot banish, and a daughter sensitive to the pain of both her own family and another lost before she was born. Spanning three cinematic decades, The Lost Family is a charming, funny, and elegantly bittersweet study of the repercussions of loss and love
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Blum, Jenna
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dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fiction
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The Lost Family
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:f40c4e2d-4999-46f0-9167-f4462f3a90a8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062742186
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Lost Family
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f40c4e2d-4999-46f0-9167-f4462f3a90a8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062742186
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Marion Public LibraryBorrow it
      1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA, 52302, US
      42.032284 -91.59893
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