About Melanie Levensohn
When MELANIE LEVENSOHN took on her husband’s last name at their wed- ding, she became the namesake of his French second cousin who was killed in Auschwitz. Her tragic story inspired this novel. Melanie Levensohn lives on a vineyard in Napa Valley in California together with her family. She was born in 1970 near Frankfurt, studied political sciences and literature in France and Chile and later worked as a press aide for the World Health Organisation in Geneva and for the World Bank in Washington D.C.