The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

by Edmund de Waal | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0312569378 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tabby-cat-owner of Bellingham, Washington USA on 2/27/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by tabby-cat-owner from Bellingham, Washington USA on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A New York Times Bestseller
An Economist Book of the Year
Costa Book Award Winner for Biography
Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)
Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots―which are then sold, collected, and handed on―he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.
And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.

Journal Entry 2 by tabby-cat-owner at Bellingham, Washington USA on Wednesday, November 30, 2022
I learned so much about life in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. As a lover of family history and old things (antique and vintage), I loved this book. It cannot be read quickly as there is a lot of information to digest when reading this book.

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This book has been sent to ReallyBookish of Pennsylvania because it was on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 4 by wingReallyBookishwing at Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, June 2, 2023
Received safely. Thank you for the wishlist RABCK!

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