Eva and Eve A search for my mother's lost childhood and what a war left behind

Julie Metz

Large print - 2021

"To Julie Metz, her mother, Eve, was the quintessential New Yorker. Eve rarely spoke about her childhood and it was difficult to imagine her living anywhere else except Manhattan, where she could be found attending Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera or inspecting a round of French triple cr©·me at Zabar's. In truth, Eve had endured a harrowing childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna. After her mother passed, Julie discovered a keepsake book filled with farewell notes from friends and... relatives addressed to a ten-year-old girl named Eva. This long-hidden memento was the first clue to the secret pain that Julie's mother had carried as a refugee and immigrant, shining a light on a family that had to persevere at every turn to escape the antisemitism and xenophobia that threatened their survival. Interweaving personal memoir and family history, Eva and Eve vividly traces one woman's search for her mother's lost childhood while revealing the resilience of our forebears and the sacrifices that ordinary people are called to make during history's darkest hours"--

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Genres
Biographies
Published
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print 2021.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition
Language
English
Item Description
Regular print version previously published by: Atria Books.
Physical Description
495 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 486-494)
ISBN
9781638080343
1638080348
Main Author
Julie Metz (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

To Julie Metz, her mother, Eve, was the quintessential New Yorker. Eve rarely spoke about her childhood and it was difficult to imagine her living anywhere else except Manhattan, where she could be found attending Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera or inspecting a round of French triple crème at Zabar's.