The Border of Truth

The Border of Truth

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At 41, single professor Sara Leader decides to create a family by adopting a child. After the adoption agency asks for details about her background, Sara reluctantly begins to probe her fathera€™s secret history a€” in particular, his flight as a 17-year-old Holocaust refugee aboard a ship denied entry into America. The more she learns about her fathera€™s past, the more Sara feels the need to question him about what happened a€” and the more she realizes how her fathera€™s secrets have shaped her own life. Alternating between a teenage boya€™s energetic letters to Eleanor Roosevelt and a daughtera€™s sifting through the fragments of her fathera€™s traumatic wartime choices, Victoria Redel brilliantly imbues her characters with not only bravery and strength but with the humor to survive the pain of the past and the uncertainty of what lies ahead.And with all the meetings you are having on my behalf, it must be tough to have even a minute to fit in a letter. But I just know that if you ... And so in closing, Ia#39;ll close in the following manner: Love, from your new American son. New York, 2003anbsp;...

Title:The Border of Truth
Author:Victoria Redel
Publisher:Counterpoint - 2008-03-04


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