Helen Epstein: Where She Came From

 (Memoir, 322 pp. 1997)

A masterful work of family archaeology that chronicles the lives of the author’s mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Epstein’s quest began in 1898, after the death of her mother, a Holocaust survivor, and after the opening of Czechoslovakia to the West.   

  • ReviewKirkus
  • Review by Dinitia Smith, New York Times, December 21, 1997
  • Review by Elissa P. Benedek, American Psychiatric Association, August 2000
  • Review by Ruth Gay, New York Times, November 2, 1997
  • Amy Yelin interviews Helen Epstein