Beach Reading: “The Hare with Amber Eyes”

In the past two days, I traveled to Tokyo, Paris, London, Vienna, and Odessa, mostly sitting in a beach chair. Not really a sun goddess, I usually spend most my time in the water or walking up and down the shoreline. 

Yesterday, I jumped in the calm water at Sandy Hook National Seashore to cool off quickly and then returned to my book.

“The Hare with Amber Eyes” chronicles  generations of the Ephrussi family’s history from 1871 to the present and how a collection of 264 Japanese hand carved figurines called netsukes  evaded Nazi plunder and pillage. 

Edmund De Waal’s story is  unputdownable.  Art history, family history, and World War II all in one.

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2 Responses to Beach Reading: “The Hare with Amber Eyes”

  1. Barbara W. Klein says:

    SOUNDS LIKE “It’s Bred in the Bones”, without the fantasy part.

    Like

  2. Edite vidins says:

    Just finished this, loved it!

    Like

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