The Lost Wife

The Lost Wife

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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101552544
  • 352 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


A rapturous novel of first love in a time of war-from the celebrated author of The Rhythm of Memory and The Last Van Gogh.

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there’s an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers…

Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory.

The Lost Wife

The Lost Wife

Written by: Alyson Richman


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"Staggeringly evocative, romantic, heart-rending, sensual and beautifully written… may very well be the Sophie’s Choice of this generation." — John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author

"Daringly constructed, this moving novel begins at the end and then, in a fully-realized circle through the most traumatic event of the 20th century, returns you there in a way that makes your heart leap." — Loring Mandel, Emmy-winning playwright and author of Conspiracy

"A love story wrapped in tragedy and survival, I read The Lost Wife in one sitting. Tense, emotional and fulfilling: a great achievement by Alyson Richman." — Martin Fletcher, Winner of the Jewish National Book Award and NBC Special News