Bending Toward the Sun A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie & Rita Lurie – of how the mother’s holocaust experience affected later generations
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Mr. Coulson balances the book with stories from his past, his career in the FBI and the development of the HRT (a part I found absolutely captivating).
When a writer sets out to tell the story of an event or short period of their lives they are not always aware of the inherent dangers of doing so. Celebrities who decide to put pen to paper, for all sorts of motivations, can get away with ‘telling it like it is’ to a greater degree than the rest of us. For me, telling the truth (from my perspective) was always going to be a bit uncomfortable, but I didn’t realise the true dangers until the eleventh hour.
Welcome to another edition of Tightwad Tuesday. While looking around for non-fiction books, I saw some really cool free ones and thought that you might like them as well. Authors: If you’d like your book to be featured on Tightwad Tuesdays please email me. For the Kindle: Daily Deal The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey From Booklist *Starred Review* At age 34, Bailey was stricken with a mysterious virus while on a trip to Europe. Her healthy life had been full of activity, and now just the thought of getting up to get something was exhaustive. When a friend found some violets and brought her one in a pot, she also added a live snail below the violet’s leaves. Bailey wondered why she needed a snail, but after square holes began to appear in a letter propped on the violet’s pot, it occurred to Bailey that the snail needed food. She put a withered flower in the saucer below, and when the snail began to eat, Bailey realized that she could hear it eating—it was the sound of someone very small munching on celery. Soon the author realized she was attached, the snail providing an oasis…
SEAL Team Six is an exciting book, an easy and fast read. While the authors cover a lot of ground, the book kept my attention throughout.
A wonderful and witty memoir of Bill Bryson’s childhood journey through the 1950’s. Mr. Bryson goes back to the absurdity of the golden age of his childhood
I was hooked on the first few pages of the book, the art is wonderful, the story is told through a very personal point of view and the format is engaging
The brothers were moved between several work camps, including Auschwitz managing to survive due to their ability to fix watches and a good amount of chutzpah
More After the Break by Jen Maxfield is a memoir in which the author goes back to find out what happened to some of the people she covered over the years.
Bernard Sandler, a 17-year-old English boy from Yorkshire is on a school trip to the United States and finds himself stranded It’s 1939, and WWII has escalated