Charlotte by David Foenkinos | 217 pages

A short read over a long brew
A short read over a long brew
Public group

Envy Deli Cafe

109 Smith Street, Summer Hill · Sydney

How to find us

We will be sitting at a table in the room just off the courtyard out the back.

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What we'll do

The international bestseller: the tragic and triumphant story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary but little-known artists. 'Sad, beautiful, indignant, wrenching, important' - Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent.

Charlotte Salomon is born into a family stricken by suicide and a country at war. But there is something exceptional about her - she has a gift, a talent for painting. And she has a great love, for a brilliant, eccentric musician. But just as she is coming into her own as an artist, death is coming to control her country. The Nazis have come to power and, as a Jew in Berlin, Charlotte's life is narrowing, and she knows every second is precious.

Inspiring, unflinching, terrible and hopeful, Charlotte is the heartbreaking true story of a life filled with curiosity, animated by genius and cut short by hatred.