“The Lost”

So I just finished reading Daniel Mendelsohn’s “The Lost: A search for Six in Six Million,” a unique book that’s not a novel, or a memoir, or a book of history, or a family saga, or Holocaust studies, but rather all of them, ingeniously crafted into a five-hundred-page excellent read. This is not just one more book about the Holocaust. For one thing, it’s very personal. Some details in it are so intimate and moving that you almost feel embarrassed to be in the same room, witnessing what Mendelsohn is seeing and narrating. But the book also has an international appeal. In order to get his story, all of it, Mendelsohn had to travel to Ukraine, Czech Republic, Austria, Israel, Sweden, Denmark and Australia, taking pictures here and there, gathering valuable (and sometimes ambiguous) information, interviewing people, piecing together a story that, though painful, in the end proves to be a wonderful journey to redemption. I highly recommend it.

“The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million” by Daniel Mendelsohn
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. 1st ed.
Format: Hard Cover

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Tales from the Town of Widows, a “Promising Debut” in Pages Magazine.

Pages Magazine will feature Tales from the Town of Widows in their “Promising Debuts” section of their January/February issue.

» Posted by Santiago, on Fri, October 20, 2006
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Upcoming review in Elle Magazine

Coming up in the January issue of Elle Magazine, Tales from the Town of Widows will be reviewed for the magazine’s book club!

» Posted by Santiago, on Fri, October 20, 2006
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What am I doing Here?

This is my first blog post. I don’t know much about these things, but I’ll give it a try. Stay tuned for more. You’ll find information about my book, Tales from the Town of Widows, forthcoming from Harper Collins on January 2, 2007.

» Posted by Santiago, on Fri, October 20, 2006
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