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May 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening with Anne Berest

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Date:
May 20, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Phone:
305.442.4408

Books & Books, Villa Albertine and the Consulate General of France in Miami present…

AN EVENING WITH ANNE BEREST

in conversation

Brenda Diaz De La Vega

discussing

The Postcard

(Europa Editions, $28.00)

Saturday, May 20th, 6 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Please join us in welcoming bestselling author, Anne Berest at Books & Books in Coral Gables! She will discuss The Postcard (Europa Editions, $28.00), among the most acclaimed and beloved French novels of recent years. A vivid portrait of twentieth-century Parisian intellectual and artistic life. Brenda Diaz De La Vega will be in conversation.

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2023, WINNER OF THE AMERICAN CHOIX GONCOURT PRIZE, WINNER OF THE PRIX RENAUDOT DES LYCÉENS,WINNER OF THE ELLE READERS PRIZE, FINALIST FOR THE GONCOURT PRIZE

Anne Berest’s The Postcard is among the most acclaimed and beloved French novels of recent years. Luminous and gripping to the very last page, it is an enthralling investigation into family secrets, a poignant tale of mothers and daughters, and a vivid portrait of twentieth-century Parisian intellectual and artistic life.

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 Opéra Garnier in Paris. On the back, the names of Anne Berest’s maternal great-grandparents, Ephraïm and Emma, and their children, Noémie 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 of a family devastated by the Holocaust and partly restored through the power of storytelling that shatters long-held certainties about Anne’s family, her country, and herself.

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About the Author:

Anne Berest is the bestselling co-author of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are (Doubleday, 2014) and the author of a novel based on the life of French writer Françoise Sagan. With her sister Claire, she is also the author of Gabriële, a critically acclaimed biography of her great-grandmother, Gabriële Buffet-Picabia, Marcel Duchamp’s lover and muse. She is the great-granddaughter of the painter Francis Picabia. For her work as a writer and prize-winning showrunner, she has been profiled in publications such as French Vogue and Haaretz newspaper. The recipient of numerous literary awards, The Postcard was a finalist for the Goncourt Prize and has been a long-selling bestseller in France.

About the Moderator:

Brenda Díaz de la Vega is the Senior Director of Communications and Brand Development of the Istituto Marangoni Miami (IMM). She has a 20-year track record of leading communications strategies in Latin America for some of the world’s top luxury brands such as CHANEL and PRADA, in addition to her role as Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Mexico & Latin America as well as L’Officiel Mexico.