- Chicago, IL, USA
- member since December 29, 2008
Hi Mary! I grew up in a little town near Stuttgart, called Schwaebisch Gmuend. Very pretty. I still have a sister who lives there and first, second & third cousins. Very interesting part of history. My family on both sides immigrated to the Odessa, Ukraine area from Germany in the 1800 to homestead & then returned to Germany near the end of WWII. (Heim zum Reich!) I would very much like to write this story (my parents'). Probably as a novel, as I'm a novelist. My 2 published novels are: Irretrievably Broken, about a 3 generational German immigrant family to Seattle; and Confessions of a Predatory Lender about "good girl" Christy, who lands in the world of predatory lending just prior to the housing crash. I've also published a bunch of Kindle shorts, with more to come, and will collect all of those into one book one day. All my writing is on amazon.com. Novels are paperback & Kindle, and Confessions is also now an audio book. Shorts are Kindle only.
Are your husband's books on amazon or only his own website. Need to check them out!
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Mary, If you're talking to me, I'm following you because of your reading habits and credentials. My book is a non-fiction true funny family story of love, loss and survival. . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang, impacts upon all who read it and all ages from teens to old men seem to love it. I thought with your reading preferences that it might be a book you'd like to check out on amazon by simply typing in my name. If you edit for other writers let me know as I know writers always looking for good editors. I'm also a law assistant for a real estate attorney--something else in common and our reading preferences seem similar as well. At any rate, I enjoyed reading about you.
I am always excited to find someone on shelfari who enjoys reading as many history and British-related books as I! :) I am looking forward to following you. Also, I would be curious to hear how you enjoy "Monuments of Men" when you read it?
I've read this about 6 years ago so it's not entirely fresh in my mind, however I do remember liking it. I think it was an enjoyable read, the author presented a plausible scenario and it seemed well researched. I remember I read another book on Marlowe shortly before or after, and I didn't like it nearly as much. I do hope you'll enjoy this one! If you find you like Nicholl's style I can recommend his Leonardo DaVinci: Flights of the Mind, that was also very good, imo. Just in case you don't have enough to read :)
Hope you and Gunter are well!
Greetings from Australia,
Greetings, Mary and thank you for the nice note. Have you seen this? http://flyhigh-by-learnonline.blogspot.com/2011/02/truth-is-daughter-of-time.html
I am really enjoying _Daughter of Time_ and looking forward to it becoming also one of my best favorites. Just seeing how thin it is, though, I know I might be a bit disappointed when I have finished, because there is no more of it to read!
Hope you are staying warm. :-)
Kind regards, Lisl