Open Heart

Open Heart

Book - 2012 | First American edition.
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Translated by Marion Wiesel

A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time.

Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and the survivors? His ongoing questioning of God--where has it led? Is there hope for mankind? The world's tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice has given us this luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets and abiding faith of a remarkable man.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2012]
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780307961846
Branch Call Number: 848.91403 Wiese
Characteristics: 79 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Wiesel, Elie 1928-2016. Cœur ouvert.


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Nov 01, 2017

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LPL_ShirleyB Jul 02, 2016

The Nobel Laureate and most vocal Holocaust Survivor's inspirational memoir is spontaneous, sincere and lyrically written.

Jul 19, 2013

A lovely little book! Even if you only have a small amount of time to read this book is pefect for you! It's short, simple, and meaningful...I read it cover to cover. Enjoy.

Cdnbookworm Jun 12, 2013

This short memoir is from June 2011 to around a year later. In June 2011, Wiesel went to his doctor complaining of pain and was told it was his heart. He had had numerous health problems, but never anything to do with his heart, and was surprised. He was even more surprised when the urgency of needing more tests and surgery was impressed upon him. This memoir describes his reaction, the surgery and his impressions of that, his feelings during his recovery and his reflections on the experience.

ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2013

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