Category: Book Blogs

The Rise of Nazi Germany

“These were difficult times.  The old order was quickly changing.  The Nazis were constantly issuing new orders to diminish the role of German Jews in daily German life. It was a slow, grinding process.  Each day, there was something new we were forced to… Continue Reading “The Rise of Nazi Germany”

2017 or 1933? Does History Repeat?

“I can’t recite the chronology or elaborate on the facts. I can’t explain the reasons or defend how we lived our lives. What I can tell you is how the events of 1933 sowed the seeds that fundamentally changed our future, that there was… Continue Reading “2017 or 1933? Does History Repeat?”

A Smile in One Eye: a Tear in the Other

“Life does find a way to create a balance somewhere between smiles and tears. And, like a pendulum’s swing, life seldom stays in one place. Life keeps on moving until, one day, it stops.”— Ralph Webster Goodreads Quotes

2016 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee!

A Smile in One Eye: a Tear in the Other Ralph Webster The Third Reich is rising. The creeping madness in the heart of Germany   will soon stain the entire world. This is the chilling account of one family as they flee for… Continue Reading “2016 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee!”

Wine, Women, and Words Book Club

A heartfelt THANK YOU to the Wine, Women, and Words Book Club for selecting A Smile in One Eye: a Tear in the Other as your book this month and inviting me to be part of this week’s meeting. Great exchange of thoughts and… Continue Reading “Wine, Women, and Words Book Club”

Guest Post: Ralph Webster, Author, A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other

Originally posted on Patrisya M.:
Recently I have posted review of A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other, which became one of my favorite books of 2016. Ralph Webster, the author, kindly accepted my guest post request and today is sharing with…

Thank You to the Girlfriends Book Club!

A heartfelt Thank You to the Girlfriends Book Club – Great Evening – Compelling Discussion!  I am honored that you selected my book.  Wish I could meet with more book clubs! (photo by Anne Snape Parsons)  

Thank you Patrisya!

I do not regret that I spent last days of 2016 on reading A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other because the book was the biggest surprise of the last year! We need more books like A Smile in One Eye,… Continue Reading “Thank you Patrisya!”

Local Books for Holiday Giving

The Virginian-Pilot, Sunday, December 16, 2016 “A Smile in One Eye, a Tear in the Other” by Ralph Webster of Kitty Hawk. A World War II history with implications for today’s refugee crises. Webster tells the story of his father’s family, Jewish by heritage,… Continue Reading “Local Books for Holiday Giving”

Thank You Geeky Bibliophile!

A shout out and thank you to the Geeky Bibliophile!  I hope others will find my answers do justice to the interesting questions asked in the interview this week. Sometimes it is good to sit back and wonder why we do certain things –… Continue Reading “Thank You Geeky Bibliophile!”

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