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Mendel's Daughter

By Lemelman, Martin




In 1989 Martin Lemelman videotaped his mother, Gusta, as she opened up about her childhood in 1930s Poland and her eventual escape from Nazi persecution. Mendel's Daughter, now in paperback and selected as one of the best books of 2006 by the Austin Chronicle, is Lemelman's loving transcription of his mother's harrowing testimony, bringing her narrative to life with his own powerful black-and-white drawings, interspersed with reproductions of actual photographs, documents and other relics from that era. The result is a wholly original, authentic and moving account of hope and survival in a time of despair.

Gusta's story opens with a portrait of shtetl life, filled with homey images that evoke the richness of food and flowers, of family and friends and of Jewish tradition. Soon, however, Gusta's girlhood is cut short as her family experiences Hitler's rise, rumors of war, invasion, occupation, round-ups and pogroms, forcing Gusta into flight and hiding.

Mendel's Daughter is Martin Lemelman's solemn and stirring testament to his mother's bravery and a celebration of her perseverance. The devastatingly simple power of a mother's words and a son's illustrations combine to create a work that is both intensely personal and universally resonant. Mendel's Daughter combines an unforgettable true story with elegant, haunting illustrations to shed new light on one of history's darkest periods.


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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Martin Lemelman

Free Press, 2007-10-02. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Mendel’s Daughter : A Memoir

Lemelman, Martin

London: Cape, 2007. 1st edition. dust jacket. Fine. 8vo.. 217pp., illusts., Reminiscences of a Polish Jew told in the form of a graphic novel. In the style of Art Spiegelman

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Price: $28.00


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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Martin Lemelman

Jonathan Cape, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). As New/Very Good. Illustrator: Lemelman. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Lemelman. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Poland; 1940s; Comics & Graphic Novels. ISBN: 0224078569. ISBN/EAN: 9780224078566. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24857. . 9780224078566

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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Lemelman, Martin

Simon & Schuster, 2006. Black cloth boards, black spine, gilt titles. First printing. Memoir in graphic novel/scrapbook format by a widely-published illustrator. Book very good plus with production flaw causing a bubble to front board. DJ also very good plus with one tiny tear to front panel. 217 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Mendel's Daughter

Lemelman, Martin

London, U.K.: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. 0224078569 . A pristine copy of this very moving book. It has been inscribed by the author-illustrator, with a sketch included. ! The excellent jacket is protected by a mylar Brodart cover against future wear. Fast shipping, with tracking number supplied to all US customers.; Signed by Artist / Author .

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Martin Lemelman

Free Press, 2006-10-10. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Mendel's Daughter: a Memoir

Martin Lemelman

Free Press, October 2006. Hardcover . Used Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket is covered in removable, clear, mylar Brodart cover. Pages clean, binding intact, cover has light wear. Spine is undamaged, no creasing or warping. Inscribed and signed with sketch by author to previous owners. We carry new and used books in our storefront. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this item.

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Mendel's Daughter: a Memoir

Martin Lemelman

Free Press, October 2006. Hardcover . Used Very Good. Inscribed and signed by author with sketch, dated 10/16/07. Dust Jacket is clean and intact, with minor edge and corner wear. Dust Jacket is wrapped in mylar Broart covering, which is removable. Book has light edgwear, clean pages. We carry new and used books in our storefront. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this item.

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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Lemelman, Martin

Free Press, 2006. Book. Fine. Hardbound. First Printing (1,2,3...). 11" by 8". Review copy. Black binding with gilt title, clean and tight, 219 pages, illustratedl jacket is clean and bright.

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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Lemelman, Martin

Paperback. Very Good.

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Martin Lemelman

Free Press, 2007-10-02. Paperback. Good.

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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Lemelman, Martin

Free Press, 2007. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

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Martin Lemelman

Free Press. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Lemelman, Martin

Free Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 074329162x . 10.60 X 7.60 X 0.80 inches .

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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Martin Lemelman

Free Press, 2006-10-10. Hardcover. Good.

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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Lemelman, Martin

U.S.A.: Free Press, 2006. Ex-library copy wi th no library pocket and few library marks in book. military hist.. Ex-Library. 1st Printing... Hardcover. Good/Very Good.

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Mendel's Daughter

Lemelman, Martin

Paperback. Very Good.

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Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir

Lemelman, Martin

Free Press, 2006-10-10. First Edit. Hardcover. Very Good.

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