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Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer came to the Ukraine in order to search for the woman whose family saved his grandfather during World War II. Jonathan's grandfather died just weeks after arriving in America, so Jonathan never knew him. However, Jonathan's grandmother kept a picture of her husband with this woman and her family for more than fifty years. Recently Jonathan's grandmother gave the picture to his mother. Jonathan is fascinated by this story and decides to try to find the woman in order to express his gratefulness for her role in his grandfather's survival.

Jonathan arranges through a travel agency to have a car, driver, and translator. The travel agent is booked solid, so the travel agent asks his father and his son to act as driver and translator. The grandfather spends most of his time sleeping, the rest complaining. The son, Alex, does not know enough...

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