Send for Me
by Lauren Fox
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Pub Date 02 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 19 Aug 2021
An achingly beautiful work of historical fiction that moves between Germany on the eve of World War II and present-day Wisconsin, unspooling a thread of love, longing, and the powerful bonds of family.
Annelise is a dreamer: imagining her future while working at her parents' popular bakery in Feldenheim, Germany, anticipating all the delicious possibilities yet to come. There are rumors that anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise, but Annelise and her parents can't quite believe that it will affect them; they're hardly religious at all. But as Annelise falls in love, marries, and gives birth to her daughter, the dangers grow closer: a brick thrown through her window; a childhood friend who cuts ties with her; customers refusing to patronize the bakery. Luckily Annelise and her husband are given the chance to leave for America, but they must go without her parents, whose future and safety are uncertain.
Two generations later, in a small Midwestern city, Annelise's granddaughter, Clare, is a young woman newly in love. But when she stumbles upon a trove of her grandmother's letters from Germany, she sees the history of her family's sacrifices in a new light, and suddenly she's faced with an impossible choice: the past, or her future. A novel of dazzling emotional richness that is based on letters from Lauren Fox's own family, Send for Me is a major departure for this acclaimed author, an epic and intimate exploration of mothers and daughters, duty and obligation, hope and forgiveness.
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Send for Me by Lauren Fox is a World War Two historical fiction novel perfect for fans of We Were the Lucky Ones. The work is based on the real life of Fox’s grandparents who are fictionalized in the book as the couple Anneliese and Walter, both Jews fleeing from the Nazis. This book follows Lise and Walter from their time in Germany to the new home within the United States and is highlighted with beauty, tragedy, and above all else, family. I greatly enjoyed this book!
Just finished #SendForMe by Lauren Fox. It’s a quiet, beautifully moving book that switches between multiple generations of a Jewish family in Germany and Wisconsin. Really poignant and timely given the separation of families happening now. Loved & read it in a day. 💕 Thank you to @netgalley and Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group for my ARC. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️