I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir Esther Safran Foer

I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir

Author: Esther Safran Foer
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Book Title
I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir
Author
Esther Safran Foer
ISBN
9780525575986
"A beautiful exploration of collective memory and Jewish history."--Nathan Englander "Esther Safran Foer is a force of nature: a leader of the Jewish people, the matriarch of America's leading literary family, an eloquent defender of the proposition that memory matters. And now, a riveting memoirist."--Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. Even as she built a successful career, married, and raised three children, Esther always felt herself searching. So when Esther's mother casually mentions an astonishing revelation--that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust--Esther resolves to find out who they were, and how her father survived. Armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, she travels to Ukraine, determined to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and gives her the opportunity to finally mourn. I Want You to Know We're Still Here is the poignant and deeply moving story not only of Esther's journey but of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust. They are four generations of survivors, storytellers, and memory keepers, determined not just to keep the past alive but to imbue the present with life and more life.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Esther Safran FoerPublisher: Tim Duggan BooksPublished: 03/31/2020ISBN: 9780525575986Pages: 240Weight: 0.80lbsSize: 8.50h x 5.80w x 0.90dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2019 pg. 63Publishers Weekly 12/02/2019Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 94Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2020 pg. 75
"A beautiful exploration of collective memory and Jewish history."--Nathan Englander

"Esther Safran Foer is a force of nature: a leader of the Jewish people, the matriarch of America's leading literary family, an eloquent defender of the proposition that memory matters. And now, a riveting memoirist."--Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic

Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. Even as she built a successful career, married, and raised three children, Esther always felt herself searching.

So when Esther's mother casually mentions an astonishing revelation--that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust--Esther resolves to find out who they were, and how her father survived. Armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, she travels to Ukraine, determined to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and gives her the opportunity to finally mourn.

I Want You to Know We're Still Here is the poignant and deeply moving story not only of Esther's journey but of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust. They are four generations of survivors, storytellers, and memory keepers, determined not just to keep the past alive but to imbue the present with life and more life.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Esther Safran Foer
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
Published: 03/31/2020
ISBN: 9780525575986
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.80w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2019 pg. 63
Publishers Weekly 12/02/2019
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 94
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2020 pg. 75
"A beautiful exploration of collective memory and Jewish history."--Nathan Englander

"Esther Safran Foer is a force of nature: a leader of the Jewish people, the matriarch of America's leading literary family, an eloquent defender of the proposition that memory matters. And now, a riveting memoirist."--Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic

Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. Even as she built a successful career, married, and raised three children, Esther always felt herself searching.

So when Esther's mother casually mentions an astonishing revelation--that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust--Esther resolves to find out who they were, and how her father survived. Armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, she travels to Ukraine, determined to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and gives her the opportunity to finally mourn.

I Want You to Know We're Still Here is the poignant and deeply moving story not only of Esther's journey but of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust. They are four generations of survivors, storytellers, and memory keepers, determined not just to keep the past alive but to imbue the present with life and more life.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Esther Safran Foer
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
Published: 03/31/2020
ISBN: 9780525575986
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.80w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2019 pg. 63
Publishers Weekly 12/02/2019
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 94
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2020 pg. 75