clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/zkmSFe into your computer’s web browser.It's been a wild ride since my book went on promo at Amazon! In conjunction with adding my book to their lending library, which is a part of Amazon Prime Membership, my book has been #free on #kindle. Just checking my "sales" this afternoon, my eyes popped out of my head to see 15,000 downloads! And six hours to go! Thanks to Michael Gallagher, the Free Kindle Guru who posted the following yesterday, I am now taking applications for an agent to sell foreign language rights and all that jazz.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Five relatives narrate their harrowing World War II experiences in this family chronicle.
It could be said that rather than writing this affecting and effective book, Litvin sculpted it. Her breezy but vital narrative provides the shape and overall historical context for her family’s story, but her relatives are the ones doing the real work. Using the first-person accounts of her parents, an aunt, an uncle and a friend of the family, the author offers a nuanced and multifaceted look at the plight of Jews in mid-20th century Eastern Europe. From a small Angora farm in Satu-Mare, Romania, to the horrifying grounds of Auschwitz and finally, to a new life in America, the five distinct voices of Edith, Hilda, and Mendi Festinger, Nate Litvin and Kurt Meyers provide a powerful and intimate journey through one of mankind’s darkest hours. Litvin does well not to mute her sources with an authoritative filter. The book’s undeniable authenticity comes from the life events retold by each narrator–while most historical texts offer one individual’s take, We Never Lost Hope presents five survivors working through their memories. Litvin augmented the book with photographs, news articles and other ephemera (telegrams, maps, etc.) that support the sense of intimacy and reality. Since some accounts can occasionally run long, it may have been helpful for Litvin to provide more editorial insight and direction. Still, the book is a soaring testament to the strength and adaptability of five remarkable people.
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