Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel
With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man -- also named Jonathan Safran Foer -- sets out to find the woman who may or may not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war; an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior; and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past.
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Review: Everything is IlluminatedUser Review - Anna - Goodreads
Alex, a main character, writes, "Humor is the only truthful way to tell a sad story." Exactly. This is one of the few novels I've read, where tragedy and comedy are mixed so well. Alex also writes ... Read full review
Review: Everything is IlluminatedUser Review - Yaritza C - Goodreads
So, the reason I picked this up was because I loved Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I'm not here to compare the two as that simply wouldn't be fair, but if you are going to pick up this book ... Read full review