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Men’s Club Book Group
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2008 9 A.M.

One East 65th Street

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our February session will focus on
The Lost: A Search for Six of
Six Million
, written by Daniel Mendelsohn (published by HarperCollins). The Lost begins as the story of a boy who grew up in a family haunted by the disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust — an unmentionable subject that gripped his imagination from earliest childhood. Decades later, spurred by the discovery of a cache of desperate letters written to his grandfather in 1939 and tantalized by fragmentary tales of a terrible betrayal, Daniel Mendelsohn sets out to find the remaining eyewitnesses to his relatives’ fates. That quest eventually takes him to a dozen countries on four continents and forces him to confront the wrenching discrepancies between the histories we live and the stories we tell. And, it leads him, finally, back to the small Ukrainian town where his family’s story began and where the solution to a decades-old mystery awaits him.

Read an excerpt of the book.
Watch a video interview with the author.
 
DANIEL MENDELSOHN is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, as well as a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. His first book, The Elusive Embrace, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. He teaches at Bard College. (Photo by Matt Mendelsohn)


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