Everything Is Illuminated


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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt March 2002
Social Studies Curriculum

'An astonishing feat' - "The Times". A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis.

Unfortunately, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a 'blind' old man haunted by memories of the war; and an undersexed guide dog named Sammy Davis Jr, Jr.

What they are looking for seems elusive - a truth hidden behind veils of time, language and the horrors of war. What they find turns all their worlds upside down.---from the publisher

Keywords: grandfather, Nazis, photograph, truth, war, World War II, journey, betrayal, guilt, dog, 15 year old, 16 year old, historical fiction, family, Jewish

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