Thorndike Press

Send For Me

  • Lauren Fox
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  • ISBN-10: 1432887424
  • ISBN-13: 9781432887421
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 346 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released June 2021

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Annelise is imagining her future while working at her parents’ popular bakery in Feldenheim, Germany. 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. But as Annelise falls in love, marries, and gives birth to her daughter, the dangers grow closer. Annelise and her husband are given the chance to leave for America, but they must go without her parents. Two generations later, in a small Midwestern city, Annelise’s granddaughter, Clare, stumbles upon a trove of her grandmother’s letters from Germany. Suddenly she’s faced with an impossible choice: the past, or her future.


Customer Reviews

“A sense of foreboding shadows this bittersweet intergenerational tale of love and trauma . . . Subtle, striking, and punctuated by snippets of family letters . . . Fox has imbued this deeply personal, ultimately hopeful novel, which she explains in an author’s note is based on her own family’s story, with emotion, empathy, and an essential understanding of the complicated bonds between generations and the importance of reckoning with the past in order to embrace the future. An intimate, insightful, intricately rendered story of intergenerational trauma and love.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Fox deftly moves between generations as she illuminates the ways that choices echo through the lives of those who came after. This thoughtful, character-driven exploration of the unbreakable bonds of motherhood will appeal to fans of Alice Hoffman and Elizabeth Berg.”

— Booklist