by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Broadway Books (Jan. 19, 2016)
What it's about:
A memoir by a young woman who travels to France to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious and irrevocable estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences.
Why You'll Love It:
- Richmond Mouillot conjures the charms of the French countryside and the intimacy of small-town life precisely and elegantly.
- Amid the abundance of books from Holocaust survivors and the children of those affected by the war, few nonfiction accounts of the Holocaust and World War II have been written from the perspective of the grandchildren. A Fifty-Year Silence explores the afterlife of the past for young Jewish people today and provokes an important dialogue about the inheritance of historical memory.
- As a debut author and a young woman navigating the conflicting imperatives to remember the past and embrace her future, Richmond Mouillot writes with a warmth, directness, and honesty that will endear her to many readers.
What Else You Should Read:
- The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
- The Journal of Hélène Berr by Hélène Berr
- Behind Enemy Lines by Marthe Cohn