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Anne Berest: The Postcard

(Fiction, 475 pp. 2023)

Centered around the mysterious 2003 arrival of an unsigned postcard bearing only the names of cherished relatives who perished in Nazi concentration camps, Berest’s thinly veiled fictionalized memoir-as-detective story tracks her family’s surreal descent into the Holocaust in France and evokes its darkly enigmatic legacy for survivors and their descendants. 

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Review by Kirkus Reviews, March 10, 2023

Review by Publishers Weekly, May 2023

Review by Julie Orringer, The New York Times, May 16, 2023

Review by Zachary Houle, Medium, April 15, 2023

Review by Leslie Camhi, The New Yorker, May 11, 2023

Review by Michelle Anne Schingler, Foreword Reviews, May/June 2023

Review by Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraph Agency, July 22, 2022

Anne Berest Introduces The Postcard, YouTube, February 6, 2023.

Author Interview with Mitchell Kaplan, Lit Hub, June 9, 2023

Author Interview with Scott Simon, National Public Radio, May 13, 2023