The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal

This book is a family memoir that traces the journey of a collection of miniature Japanese sculptures, called netsuke, through generations of a wealthy Jewish family. The narrative delves into the family's rise to prominence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, their survival during the Nazi regime, their post-war struggles, and their eventual decline. The author uses the netsuke as a lens to explore the themes of art, loss, and family legacy.

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Total Points: 163

Since this book was first published in 2010, there is a penalty of 57.6%. The age adjusted score is 69.11.

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