This book rattled me. If you've read nothing or believe you've read everything about the Holocaust, make this memoir your next read! It's not about the politics or the moving of armies or the gas chambers. It's the very personal story of a girl named Irene; seventeen, Catholic, naïve and innocent, with four sisters and a loving Polish family. And then, war. "In My Hands" is the perfect title. Lives of others end up becoming Irene's responsibility in this harrowing and yet hopeful tale. She......more
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“Blackberry” has a certain connotation these days – a small hand-held device used for constant communication, right? Well, at our house, instead of technology, we think of plump, dark, juicy berries, hanging in heavy clusters off riotous berry canes along a homemade fence. After planting a few bushes last fall, we were rewarded with a bumper crop of the most delicious blackberries we’ve ever eaten. We have blueberries and raspberries, too. We’ve been picking daily for weeks, ...
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