Drop-In Signing with Anne Berest

Rakestraw Books is delighted to present an informal, drop-in signing with novelist Anne Berest on Tuesday, 23 May 2023 at 10 AM. Please note that traffic and parking can be hairy about that time, so you might plan to arrive early.

During this brief, but lovely, visit to Rakestraw Books Anne Berest will be meeting customers and signing copies of her eagerly anticipated debut novel, The Postcard. If you cannot join us for this special event, we are still able to have a book signed for you. Just order it below and make a note for signing in the comments field.

We look forward to welcoming you for this special visit.

About The Postcard:

Winner of the Choix Goncourt Prize, Anne Berest's The Postcard is a vivid portrait of twentieth-century Parisian intellectual and artistic life, an enthralling investigation into family secrets, and poignant tale of a Jewish family devastated by the Holocaust and partly restored through the power of storytelling.

January, 2003. Together with the usual holiday cards, an anonymous postcard is delivered to the Berest family home. On the front, a photo of the Op ra Garnier in Paris. On the back, the names of Anne Berest's maternal great-grandparents, Ephra m and Emma, and their children, No mie and Jacques--all killed at Auschwitz.

Fifteen years after the postcard is delivered, Anne, the heroine of this novel, is moved to discover who sent it and why. Aided by her chain-smoking mother, family members, friends, associates, a private detective, a graphologist, and many others, she embarks on a journey to discover the fate of the Rabinovitch family: their flight from Russia following the revolution, their journey to Latvia, Palestine, and Paris. What emerges is a moving saga that shatters long-held certainties about Anne's family, her country, and herself.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Event address: 
3 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
The Postcard By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator) Cover Image
By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609458386
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - May 16th, 2023