The Lost: The Search for Six of Six Million


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Harper Perennial
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5.3 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Daniel Mendelsohn a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, is the author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million. He teaches at Bard College.


"A beautiful book, beautifully written."--Michael Chabon
"A grand book, an ambitious undertaking fully realized."--The Forward
"A magnificent and deeply wise book. . . . Mesmerizing. . . . Mendelsohn's accomplishment is enormous."--The Los Angeles Times Book Review
"A stunning achievement. . . . Extraordinary."--Rebecca Goldstein, The New York Observer
"Hugely ambitious yet intensely engaging. . . . Absorbing, novelistic. . . . Thought-provoking and original."--Ron Rosenbaum, The New York Times Book Review (front cover)
"Stunning. . . . A singular achievement, a work of major significance and pummeling impact."--Samuel G. Freedman, The Chicago Tribune
"The Lost is a sensitively written book that constantly asks itself the most difficult questions about history and memory."--BookForum
"A stirring detective work, The Lost is ... deepened by reflections on the inescapable part that chance plays in history."--J. M. Coetzee
"Mendelsohn, a classicist, creates a stunning Odyssey here, an epic world-wandering."--Garry Wills
"Epic and personal, meditative and suspenseful, tragic and at times hilarious, The Lost is a wonderful book."--Jonathan Safran Foer
"The Lost is the most gripping, the most amazing true story I have read in years. . . . Enthralling. . . . An immensely moving and beautifully written book."--Charles Simic, The New York Review of Books
"A stunning memoir. . . . Beautiful and powerfully moving. . . . As suspenseful as a detective thriller, and as difficult to put down. . . . . What makes The Lost so extraordinary is how loving it is."--Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine
"A remarkable personal narrative -- rigorous in its search for truth, at once tender and exacting. It is deeply moving, often distressing, sometimes funny. . . . Mendelsohn succeeds in assembling an immensely human tableau in which each witness has a face and each face a story and destiny."--Elie Wiesel, The Washington Post Book World (front cover)
"Riveting. . . . Recalls the recent work of Jonathan Franzen or early Joan Didion. . . . A brilliant, steely-eyed personal history."--Newsday
"Extraordinary. . . . Mr. Mendelsohn, an evocative, ruminative writer, brings to life the vanished world not just of prewar Poland but also of his childhood and his extended family."--William Grimes, The New York Times
"A masterpiece. . . . Daniel Mendelsohn is an astonishing writer. . . . This book for better or worse makes the Holocaust new again."--The Jerusalem Post
"An excellent memoir. . . . Essentially a detective story, The Lost winds up describing far more than Mendelsohn's relatives: It brings to life the struggle of an entire generation."--People (four stars)
"Moving. . . . Proves that there are limitless ways of looking at that most inexplicable of human moments."--Entertainment Weekly
"A gripping detective story, a stirring epic, a tale of ghosts and dark marvels, a thrilling display of scholarship, a meditation on the unfathomable mystery of good and evil, a testimony to the enduring power of the ancient archetypes that haunt one Jewish family and the greater human family, The Lost is as complex and rich with meaning and story as the past it seeks to illuminate. A beautiful book, beautifully written."--Michael Chabon
"Daniel Mendelsohn has written a powerfully moving work of a "lost" family past. . . . A remarkable achievement."--Joyce Carol Oates