The Lost Family: A Novel

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Spanning from the 1960s to the 1980s, The Lost Family follows Peter Rashkin, a survivor of Auschwitz, now a cook and restaurant owner in New York City, and beautiful June Bouquet, an up and coming model. Throughout the whirlwind of the next 20 years, their romance will be overshadowed by Peter’s memories of losing his family–his first wife and twin daughters–to the horrors of the Holocaust, a pain that June will never fully understand.

Personally, I enjoyed reading The Lost Family. the characters are uniquely complex, and the author shows the physical/emotional qualities of the character, making them seem fully human and keep the qualities consistent throughout the whole story. The characters grew throughout the story, becoming more complex and fleshed out as the book went on. Another thing that I enjoyed about The Lost Family is that the author tackled some important issues, such as the horrors of war and the PTSD of those affected by both WW2 and Vietnam, as well as their effects on those closest to them. The author portrayed many other topics in The Lost Family, such as the importance of love and family, forgiveness and hope.

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Author Jenna Blum
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 432 pages
Publisher Harper
Publish Date 2018-Jun-05
ISBN 9780062742162 Buy this Book
Issue December 2018
Category Historical Fiction


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