Everything Is Illuminated
World War, 1939-1945
From Library Staff
Part family history, part wildly impossible tall tale, tells the story of a college student who goes off on a journey to unearth the secrets of his family history.
American college student Jonathan Safran Foer sets out (along with Ukrainian travel agent Alex Perchov, Alex's depressive grandfather, and the family dog) to find the village where a Ukrainian woman might or might not have saved Jonathan's grandfather from the Nazis during World War II.
A young writer travels to Eastern Europe where he embarks on a quest to find Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Guided by his young Ukrainian translator, he discovers an unexpected past that will resonate far into the future.
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