Afterword by Anne Halley
Highly praised when first published in 1960, Anna Teller is the saga of a Jewish-Hungarian family through three quarters of a century in Europe and the United States. We see 74-year-old Anna, known to her family as "the General," first as a young woman running a farm and a mill after her husband's death; then as a courageous survivor keeping another woman hidden and alive during the worst of the Nazi occupation; and later, in her seventies, leading an armed street battle against the Russians during the failed Hungarian revolt of 1956.
"The words born again (and again) are right for Jo Sinclair, whose important and interesting work has been hidden from us for decades. How wonderful for new readers (and the rest of us) to have her work in print again."
"[Anna Teller ] is a chronicle of our times, a story of memorable, vital people who are searching for love and understanding from each other; and of the matriarch Anna Teller whose great strength is her one weakness."
"Jo Sinclair has drawn a sincere and serious portrait of a larger-than-lifesize figure, and half a dozen smaller ones."