The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million (Paperback)
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The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 21/08/2007
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In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic--part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work--that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
ISBN: 9780060542993
Number of pages: 528
Edition: Large type / large print edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A stirring detective work, The Lost is . deepened by reflections on the inescapable part that chance plays in history." -- J. M. Coetzee
"A beautiful book, beautifully written." -- Michael Chabon
"A stunning achievement. . . . Extraordinary." -- Rebecca Goldstein, The New York Observer
Epic and personal, meditative and suspenseful, tragic and at times hilarious, The Lost is a wonderful book. --Jonathan Safran Foer
A stunning memoir. . . . As suspenseful as a detective thriller, and as difficult to put down. --Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine
A grand book, an ambitious undertaking fully realized. --The Forward
A stirring detective work, The Lost is deepened by reflections on the inescapable part that chance plays in history. --J. M. Coetzee
A stunning achievement. . . . Extraordinary. --Rebecca Goldstein, The New York Observer
The Lost is the most gripping, the most amazing true story I have read in years. --Charles Simic, The New York Review of Books
A magnificent and deeply wise book. . . . Mesmerizing. . . . Mendelsohn s accomplishment is enormous. --The Los Angeles Times Book Review
Daniel Mendelsohn has written a powerfully moving work of a lost family past. . . . A remarkable achievement. --Joyce Carol Oates
The Lost is a sensitively written book that constantly asks itself the most difficult questions about history and memory. --BookForum
Mendelsohn, a classicist, creates a stunning Odyssey here, an epic world-wandering. --Garry Wills
An excellent memoir. . . . The Lost . . . brings to life the struggle of an entire generation. --People (four stars)
Stunning. . . . A singular achievement, a work of major significance and pummeling impact. --Samuel G. Freedman, The Chicago Tribune
A beautiful book, beautifully written. --Michael Chabon
Hugely ambitious yet intensely engaging. . . . Absorbing, novelistic. . . . Thought-provoking and original. --Ron Rosenbaum, The New York Times Book Review (front cover)
"Hugely ambitious yet intensely engaging. . . . Absorbing, novelistic. . . . Thought-provoking and original."--Ron Rosenbaum, The New York Times Book Review (front cover)
"A grand book, an ambitious undertaking fully realized."--The Forward
"The Lost is the most gripping, the most amazing true story I have read in years."--Charles Simic, The New York Review of Books
"A magnificent and deeply wise book. . . . Mesmerizing. . . . Mendelsohn's accomplishment is enormous."--The Los Angeles Times Book Review
"A stunning achievement. . . . Extraordinary."--Rebecca Goldstein, The New York Observer
"A stunning memoir. . . . As suspenseful as a detective thriller, and as difficult to put down."--Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine
"Epic and personal, meditative and suspenseful, tragic and at times hilarious, The Lost is a wonderful book."--Jonathan Safran Foer
"The Lost is a sensitively written book that constantly asks itself the most difficult questions about history and memory."--BookForum
"A beautiful book, beautifully written."--Michael Chabon
"Daniel Mendelsohn has written a powerfully moving work of a "lost" family past. . . . A remarkable achievement."--Joyce Carol Oates
"A stirring detective work, The Lost is ... deepened by reflections on the inescapable part that chance plays in history."--J. M. Coetzee
"Stunning. . . . A singular achievement, a work of major significance and pummeling impact."--Samuel G. Freedman, The Chicago Tribune
"An excellent memoir. . . . The Lost . . . brings to life the struggle of an entire generation."--People (four stars)
"Mendelsohn, a classicist, creates a stunning Odyssey here, an epic world-wandering."--Garry Wills
""The Lost" is a sensitively written book that constantly asks itself the most difficult questions about history and memory."--BookForum
"A stirring detective work, "The Lost" is ... deepened by reflections on the inescapable part that chance plays in history."--J. M. Coetzee
"Mendelsohn, a classicist, creates a stunning "Odyssey" here, an epic world-wandering."--Garry Wills

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“The Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn”

Book arrived in a very tatty state despite being well packaged, black marks on the page edges, torn cover and evidence that it had been thumbed through. Returned to store for a refund and since purchased on-line from... More

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