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May 3, 2016

Set in France, Pales­tine and Amer­i­ca, between 1939 and 1989, Heir­looms fol­lows the Latours, a French Jew­ish fam­i­ly as they side­step the Nazis and their Vichy coun­ter­parts. A com­bi­na­tion of good luck and instincts work in their favor, but they are not exempt from tragedy, which strikes when the end of the war is in clear sight. Reel­ing from their loss­es and dis­il­lu­sion­ment, the Latours emi­grate to Amer­i­ca, where they hope to leave the past behind. Inspired by the author’s fam­i­ly sto­ries as well as exten­sive research, Heir­looms explores our assump­tions about good and evil, mem­o­ry and truth.

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