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Book Recommendations from Toronto International Festival of Authors

In Memory of Memory

By Maria Stepanova (translated by Sasha Dugdale)

Following the death of her aunt, the narrator of In Memory of Memory is left to sift through an apartment full of faded photographs, old postcards, letters, diaries, and heaps of souvenirs: a withered repository of a century of life in Russia. Carefully reassembled with calm, steady hands, these shards tell the story of how a seemingly ordinary Jewish family somehow managed to survive the myriad persecutions and repressions of the last century. Shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize. (Documentary Fiction)

Published by Book*hug Press.