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A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 --
and now an international bestseller.
When it first appeared in Story magazine in 1938, Address Unknown became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation. Published in book form a year later and banned in Nazi Germany, it garnered high praise in the United States and much of Europe.
A series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, Address Unknown is a haunting tale of enormous and enduring impact.
About the Author
Kathrine Kressmann Taylor (1903-1996) was an American author known mostly for Address Unknown, which is credited with exposing, early on, the dangers of Nazism to the American public.
The New York Times Book Review This modern story is perfection itself. It is the most effective indictment of Nazism to apper in fiction.
Kurt Vennegut A tale already known and profoundly appreciated by members of my generation. It is to our part in World War II what Uncle Tom's Cabin was to the Civil War.
Variety A marvel of a tale, with an "Oh, wow" ending.
Publisher's Weekly Address Unknown serves not only as a reminder of Nazi horrors but as a cautionary tle in light of current racial, ethnic, and nationalistic intolerance.
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) The story is akin to the sly plot twists of O. Henry. Believe me, Address Unknown will leave you breathless with admiration.