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A Family History of Smoking
A Family History of Smoking

A Family History of Smoking


272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $28.95 (US $28.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: May 2008

ISBN 9780522854886

Rights: US & CA

Melbourne University Press (May 2008)

Price: $28.95


This compelling memoir follows two European Jewish families during the last gasps of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Beginning with the author’s great-grandfather, this engrossing account of family life explores the perception of Jewish identity at different points in history as well as the hopes, dreams, and persecution experienced by each generation.

Author Biography

Andrew Riemer is chief literary critic for The Sydney Morning Herald and a former professor at Sydney University. He is the author of The Habsburg Cafe, Hughes, Inside Outside, and Sandstone Gothic.