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Book Title: Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret|
The author of the book: Steve Luxenberg
ISBN 13: 9781401322472
Edition: Hyperion Books
Date of issue: May 1st 2009
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 36.81 MB
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Reader ratings: 5.1
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"A gripping detective story and haunting memoir. It will leave you breathless." --Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, and other bestselling biographies.
The Great Michigan Read for 2013-14. A Washington Post Best Book, 2009.
Beth Luxenberg was an only child, or so her son Steve believed. But secrets have a way of working free of their keepers, as this true story reveals.
Approaching her 80th birthday, Steve's mother told a doctor that she had a disabled sister, without saying that she had always pretended that she was an only child. When Steve learned of his mother's slip, he was mystified. If his mom had a sibling, why had her existence been resolutely concealed for decades?
Following the trail took Steve to Depression-era Detroit and tsarist Russia, the Holocaust in Ukraine and the Philippine war zone. Fascinating human interest; a real-life whodunit.
Beautifully complex, raw and revealing.” -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A wise, affecting new memoir of family secrets and posthumous absolution. . . a poignant investigative exercise, full of empathy and sorrowful truth." -- The Washington Post
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Read information about the authorSteve Luxenberg, an associate editor of The Washington Post, is an award-winning author and journalist. During his thirty years with The Post, he has overseen reporting that has earned numerous national honors, including two Pulitzer Prizes. Twitter: @sluxenberg.
Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation, his second book, will be published in February 2019 (W.W. Norton). As a work in progress, Separate won the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Award for excellence in nonfiction writing.
Early praise for Separate comes from Katherine Boo, bestselling author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity ("deeply moving, devastatingly relevant"); Walter Isaacson, bestselling biographer of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci ("Every paragraph resonates in today's headlines"); and Bob Woodward, author of Fear: Trump in the White House and other bestsellers ("a brilliant milestone in understanding the history of race relations in America").
Steve's first book was the critically-acclaimed Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret (Hyperion/Hachette, 2009), chosen as a Michigan Notable Book and selected as the 2013-2014 Great Michigan Read. During that year, Annie’s Ghosts was the focus of a state-wide series of events and discussions. The Washington Post named it one of its "Best Books of 2009," and it was featured on NPR's All Things Considered.
Follow him on Twitter @sluxenberg.
A native of Detroit, Steve lives in Baltimore with his wife, Mary Jo Kirschman.
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