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A Novel of Anne Frank

Richard Lourie

St. Martin's Griffin


From internationally renowned author and translator Richard Lourie comes this highly acclaimed fictionalized account of the man who may have betrayed Anne Frank. Set in present-day Amsterdam, Joop begins with the startling confession of an old man—a secret he has never told anyone. Transporting readers through the agonizing Nazi takeover of World War II, Joop recounts his role as a boy seeking his father's praise and desiring to shelter his family. He figures out a way to provide for them, but in doing so, he sets in motion a chain of events that will horrify the entire world.

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"I am your brother," said the stranger at the door.
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Praise for Joop

“Highly recommended. This novel speaks volumes and is destined to be a bestseller and a book club favorite.” —Library Journal

“Skillfully done . . . a psychologically astute novel about moral responsibility and the illusion of truth.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Haunting.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Powerfully moving . . . I couldn't put it down.” —Chicago Jewish Star

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Richard Lourie

Richard Lourie is the critically acclaimed author of a number of fiction and nonfiction books, including The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin and Sakharov: A Biography. His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Nation and many other influential publications. He served as Gorbachev's translator for The New York Times, and is currently a correspondent for The Moscow Times. He lives in New York City.

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Richard Lourie

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