I loved the way de Waal wove together his family's narrative from multiple countries and through multiple generations. His portrayal of the characters and life in the different societies painted a clear picture for my imagination. Ultimately, this is also a story of devastation and survival of Jews in the Holocaust.
I loved learning more of the history of the family's street in Paris, where I had recently visited. The family's history is so interesting that it led me to research more about the author, his artwork, the family and the locations.
Maloney adds another element of emotion through his reading.
The history of a great European dynasty.
There's a short interview with the author at the end of the story. Great to hear his voice and gain more insight into his life and his work.
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