Empress of Weehawken by Irene Dische
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Empress of Weehawken
By Irene Dische

The Empress of Weehawken

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Empress of Weehawken by Irene Dische

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At the end of what is (she cannot help observing) an extraordinary life, Elisabeth Rother has decided to write her memoirs. She recounts her narrow escape with her Jewish husband from the Nazis, and the perilous voyage to the New World of New Jersey, but those, for her, are mere facts of life. For Elisabeth, bighearted and obstinate, the most bothersome and consuming subjects are the unconventional paths and waywardness of her daughter, Renate, and her granddaughter, Irene."The Empress of Weehawken" is a curiously touching love letter to the difficult but sustaining love of mothers and daughters. Written in the voice of the author's very real grandmother, it is "superb . . . razor-sharp, desert-dry, and luxuriantly ironic" ("The San Diego Union-Tribune)."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312427955
ISBN-10: 0312427956
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Irene Dische

Irene Dische is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared in "The New Yorker." Her books, published in twenty-two countries, have included international bestsellers. She divides her time between Berlin and Rhinebeck, NY.

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