The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance Edmund de Waal

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

Author: Edmund de Waal
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Book Title
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
Author
Edmund de Waal
ISBN
9780312569372
A New York Times BestsellerAn Economist Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, collected, and handed on--he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Edmund de WaalPublisher: Picador USAPublished: 08/02/2011ISBN: 9780312569372Pages: 354Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.20dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 10/16/2011 pg. 32

A New York Times Bestseller

An Economist Book of the Year

Costa Book Award Winner for Biography

Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)

Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, collected, and handed on--he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.

And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Edmund de Waal
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 08/02/2011
ISBN: 9780312569372
Pages: 354
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.20d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 10/16/2011 pg. 32

A New York Times Bestseller

An Economist Book of the Year

Costa Book Award Winner for Biography

Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)

Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, collected, and handed on--he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.

And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Edmund de Waal
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 08/02/2011
ISBN: 9780312569372
Pages: 354
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.20d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 10/16/2011 pg. 32