In this unforgettable work of memory, Aharon Appelfeld offers personal glimpses into the experiences that resonate throughout his fiction.
Author: Aharon Appelfeld
In spare, haunting, almost hallucinogenic prose, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning novelist shares with us–for the first time–the story of his own extraordinary survival and rebirth. Aharon Appelfeld’s childhood ended when he was seven years old. The Nazis occupied Czernowitz in 1941, penned the Jews into a ghetto, and, a few months later, sent whoever had not been shot or starved to death on a forced march across the Ukraine to a labor camp. As men, women, and children fall away around them, Aharon and his father (his mother was killed in the early days of the occupation) miraculously survive, and Aharon, even more miraculously, escapes from the camp shortly after he arrives there. The next few years of Aharon’s life are both harrowing and heartrending: he hides, alone, in the Ukrainian forests from peasants who are only too happy to turn Jewish children over to the Nazis; he has the presence of mind to pass himself off as an orphaned gentile when he emerges from the forest to seek work; and, at war’s end, he joins the stream of refugees as they cross Europe on their way to displaced persons’ camps that have been set up for the survivors. He observes the full range of personalities in the camps–exploitation exists side by side with compassion–until he manages to get on a ship bound for Palestine. Once there, Aharon attempts to build a new life while struggling to retain the barely remembered fragments of his old life (everyone urges him simply to forget what he had experienced), and he takes his first, tentative steps as a writer. As he begins to receive national attention, Aharon realizes his life’s calling: to bear witness to the unfathomable. In this unforgettable work of memory, Aharon Appelfeld offers personal glimpses into the experiences that resonate throughout his fiction. From the Hardcover edition.
The stories are told through the eyes of male and female characters, young and old, in present day and from the ancestors. The book explores the many facets of mental illness and mental wellness and all things in between.
Author: Stephanie R. Bridges
That's the Story of My Life is a book of short urban tales and other brief offerings perfect for the YA Reader in your life. The stories are told through the eyes of male and female characters, young and old, in present day and from the ancestors. The book explores the many facets of mental illness and mental wellness and all things in between. It is not a book of solutions, but it is a book of conversation starters that evoke laughter, emotion, and mystery. All the stories are relatable and at least one or two will make you reflect, That's the Story of My Life.
Patricia Holt, San Francisco Chronicle Is your life a page-turner? A yawner? A
cliched story you're tired of repeating? Every life is a story, says therapist Mandy
Aftel, but the story of your life doesn't have to read like a bad novel, filled with guilt
Author: Mandy Aftel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Describes how to weave life's three major plotlines--love, mastery, and loss--into the most interesting and fulfilling experience possible
A little story called “ The Frost King , " which I wrote and sent to Mr. Anagnos , of
the Perkins Institution for the Blind , was at the root of the trouble . In order ... It
and ears . was suggested that I should change the title from “ The Story of My Life
Author: Helen Keller
Publisher: Courier Corporation
One of the great stories of human courage and dedication recounts life of a remarkable woman and her extraordinary relationship with her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Unforgettable portrait of one of the 20th century's outstanding women.
this book is a magical journey through life from the beginnings of time to the birth of a child and the adventure that we take on our way to the grave and beyond to the stars it is a celebration of being human and all of the beautiful ...
Author: Chris (Simpsons Artist)
this book is a magical journey through life from the beginnings of time to the birth of a child and the adventure that we take on our way to the grave and beyond to the stars it is a celebration of being human and all of the beautiful things that is in between. if you like books that are about: why we are here how we are made babies shedding their baby legs and growing their child legs the innocence of childhood the warmth of papas back teen life body hare the first kiss falling in love being alone the gift of a feather tales of witches saturday nights monday mornings the mystery of old peoples earlobes death ghosts and the meaning of life then this book is for you because inside of this book there is all of those things and after reading about 5 pages of it you will be the main expert of human life and there will be nothing in this world that you will not know love from your friend chris (simpsons artist) xox
They struggled life - long for its freedom and — forsaking their comforts and the
natural attachment for their wives and ... The Story of My Life ' also gives a living
portrayal of the goings on in the Andamans : the Jail authorities ; the life and ...
Author: Bhai Parmanand
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Presents The Life Story Of Bhai Parmanand The Well-Known Freedom Fighter Who Was A Source Of Inspiration To Many Others. Contains 24 Chapters. Dust Jacket Slightly Damaged.
The story of life is not a steadily unfolding pattern. It is as if we are looking at a
kaleidoscope and every now and then it is given a shake so that some
components of the picture disappear, others remain, some are altered and some
new ones ...
Author: Richard Southwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Provides a look at life in all its diverse forms, from the earliest single-celled bacteria, through the evolution and extinction of thousands of species, to the variety of life existing today.
This interactive book will take you through the steps of discovering the truth that
your life is a story, exploring how God is writing your life, gaining the hope that
comes in recognizing Him as the Author, beginning the process of healing for
Author: Matthew West
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
"The story of your life is a story worth telling." So sings Grammy-nominated recording artist Matthew West on his bestselling album The Story of Your Life. In this new book, Matthew develops that theme, showing how everyone's life is a story in progress and how knowing that truth can change people for the better. Filled with powerful personal stories from Matthew and his fans, The Story of Your Life Interactive Journey is a guidebook that will help readers heal from the hurts of their past and develop a deeper compassion toward others whose life stories are filled with pain. Readers will find that God, the author of their stories, is willing and able to rewrite the broken chapters of their lives. The Story of Your Life Interactive Journey is the perfect companion to the The Story of Your Life DVD. It includes extensive study questions for individuals or small groups and plenty of space for readers' insights.
Today's devotion is one I wish I did not have to write because this story is one I
wish I never had to read. It deals with such an ugly part of life and the broken
world we live in. But truth be told, out of more than ten thousand stories that I
Author: Matthew West
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
When Grammy-nominated recording artist Matthew West started writing his top-selling new album, The Story of Your Life(Sparrow, 2010) he asked fans to submit personal experiences. More than 10,000 tales of hope, perseverance, and redemption poured in. With friend and author Angela Thomas, West presents some of these powerful stories paired with meaningful devotions they inspired. Wendy gave birth to her daughter in jail. When all seemed hopeless, she found God and her life transformed into something beautiful. Cory, a married youth pastor, had an affair and his life fell apart. With God’s mercy, he and his wife gathered the broken pieces and started again. Sheila always struggled with severe insecurity. Now she lives confidently in the purpose God has for her. This unforgettable devotional journey inspires readers to discover God as the author of their unique lives and to share the power of their story. Also available this season—a companion DVD of the same title and a standalone guide, The Story of Your Life Interactive Journey. The DVD and book help readers, individually or as part of a group study, personalize and explore more deeply the messages of God’s hope and redemption in their own stories.