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The Travels of Daniel Ascher

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The Travels of Daniel Ascher by Déborah Lévy-Bertherat
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May 26, 2015 | ISBN 9781590517079

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“Haunting…the narrative reads like a mash-up of Sarah’s Key and The Book Thief, and it adroitly straddles the line between adult and YA literature. A piercing meditation on memory and history.” —Publishers Weekly

“[Déborah] Lévy-Bertherat has written an engaging yet ultimately melancholy and moving novel about a search for meaning with its roots buried in WWII France. A slender story but a satisfying one.” —Booklist

“[Déborah] Lévy-Bertherat’s debut novel is a story about storytelling—both historical and personal…The best moments in Lévy-Bertherat’s short novel involve people falling into stories…The writing is lovely.” —Kirkus Reviews

“All fiction readers will love [The Travels of Daniel Ascher].” —Library Journal

“[A] tightly layered debut novel…With an emphasis on our simultaneous needs to disguise our suffering and tell our stories, Lévy-Bertherat highlights a most human conundrum in a mystery whose resolution will fill readers with sorrow and hope.” —Shelf Awareness

The Travels of Daniel Ascher is about the power of stories, particularly the ones we tell about ourselves. Within its svelte form, the novel packs in a love story (several actually), a family story, a war story, a mystery, a travelogue, and even a convincingly imagined children’s adventure series. All these strands weave together beautifully in this deftly plotted and deeply moving novel.” —Gabrielle Zevin, author of The Fabled Life of A.J. Fikry

“A startling, beautifully written novel that starts as a stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens and ends in a plunge into the dark, mysterious world of wartime Paris. A real thriller.” —Anka Muhlstein, author of Monsieur Proust’s Library

“Bewitching, charming.” —Elle (France)

“Déborah Lévy-Bertherat has a bright literary future.” —Lire

“A novel rich in reflections on identity, memory, and the power of fiction.” —Le Figaro

“A novel one reads in one sitting that brings us back to the time when traveling meant opening a book.” —Le Libraire (Quebec)

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