My Berlin Child by Anne Wiazemsky

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Based on the life of Claire Mauriac, presents the story of a privileged young woman who works for the French Red Cross in war-torn Berlin during World War II.

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About the AuthorAnne Wiazemsky is an acclaimed French actress, author and filmmaker born in West Berlin. She has written several award winning novels: Filles bien élevées (La Société des Gens de Lettres Grand Prix for the Novel, 1988), Canines (Goncourt Prize, 1993), Hymnes à l'amour (1996, prix RTL-Lire), and Une poignée de gens (The French Academy's Grand Prix, 1998). Wiazemsky was married to the director Jean-Luc Godard and she appeared in his films La Chinoise and Weekend. She lives in France.About the TranslatorAlison Anderson is the author of two novels, Hidden Latitudes and Darwin's Wink. Her translations for Europa Editions include two novels by Sélim Nassib, Amélie Nothomb's Tokyo Fiancée, and Muriel Barbery's novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which spent over a year on The New York Times Bestseller List. She lives near Lausanne, Switzerland.
Published February 22, 2011 by Penguin Group USA. 193 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The first novel to be published in English by French actress and novelist Wiazemsky is a brief, barely fictionalized memoir about her mother Claire, the daughter of Nobel Prize–winning author François Mauriac.

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With her fiancé, Patrice, held in a German POW camp, Claire dedicates herself to her sometimes arduous ambulance work, writes many letters to her parents, and suffers migraines that take on a strangely prominent role in the story.

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