Return to Latvia, which Jarre wrote in 2002 fol­low­ing a two-week trip to Latvia with one of her adult sons, rep­re­sents her final reck­on­ing with the father she hard­ly knew . . . She man­ages to piece togeth­er a his­to­ry of her Jew­ish ancestors and to uncov­er rela­tion­ships of which she was unaware . . . Ann Goldstein’s lucid translation ends . . . in a moment tender and haunting.”

Jewish Book Council