You Are Not Like Other Mothers by Angelika Schrobsdorff

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This book was fantastic. I more than recommend it.
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You Are Not Like Other Mothers is the story of Else Krischner, a free spirited mother of three sons. The novel spans the first half of the 20th century, from World War I through the Jewish Else’s exile in Bulgaria during World War II. Multi-layered and epic in scope, the narrative incorporates numerous sub-plots and secondary characters to provide a richly rendered portrait of 20th century Europe.

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About the AuthorAngelika Schrobsdorff was born in 1927 in Freiburg. She immigrated to Sofia in 1939 with her mother and returned to Germany in 1947. She married Claude Lanzmann, director of the landmark 1985 documentary Shoah, in 1971, and, after more than a decade in Paris and Monaco, they moved to Israel in 1983. Today, Angelika Schrobsdorff lives in Berlin. She is the author of ten novels and two works of short stories.About the TranslatorSteven Rendall has translated more than sixty books from French and German, including The Art and Critique of Forgetting, which won the Modern Language Association of America, Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation. He was formerly a professor of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon and editor of the magazine, Comparative Literature.
Published April 24, 2012 by Europa Editions. 544 pages
Genres: Other, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Mar 26 2012

Schrobsdorff’s candor and shrewd characterizations create an unsentimental yet immensely compassionate portrait of a mother who was gloriously and tragically unlike other mothers, whose charm and fatal flaw was her lack of “heavy care.”

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This book was fantastic. I more than recommend it.

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