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Gratitude

Kertes, Joseph

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ISBN 10: 0312585950 / ISBN 13: 9780312585952
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 2009
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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a well praised novel winner of jewish literary awards in both canada and the united states. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 019664

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Title: Gratitude

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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March 1944: War’s darkest period descends upon Hungary’s Jews. By the time it ends in January 1945, over half a million Jews will have been murdered. Gratitude tells the story of that period, through the eyes of the wealthy Beck family, whose lives and loves are saved and lost. At the center of it all is Paul Beck, a young lawyer whose chance meeting with a visiting Swede, Raoul Wallenberg, may alter the inevitability of the Jews’ fate. Like The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Gratitude captures forever the pain and passion of one’s family precious moment in time.

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JOSEPH KERTES was born in Hungary but escaped with his family to Canada after the revolution of 1956. The founder of Humber College’s distinguished creative writing and comedy programs, he is currently Humber’s dean of creative and performing arts.

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