Friday, October 12, 2012

Kindlers of Emotion

I downloaded these kindle books free over the past few months.  Amazon has a rotating free collection.
This nonfiction story follows a Jew recruited into the Russian army in the early 1900s.  He becomes a Revolutionary under his deprivations serving the little father, Czar.  His tone is at times arrogant and self-righteous, but the story unfolds and still fascinates along the way.  105 years in the writing makes it a multi-generational accomplishment. 

This is the book to read when you are feeling entitled and depleted.  This is a keep-your-handkerchief-handy account of Stalin's ravaging troops and how it personally affects a Ukrainian family.  The book is tender and uncomplainingly written.  I stayed up till 4 in the morning finishing this one and woke up at 7 the same morning thankful to be living where I do. 

A sweet, true love story of an American man and an Ecuadorian girl.  As an American wife living in this era, I appreciated this spunky South American woman who let her husband be a man and was joyful being his helpmate.  There was no foolish feminism and roles were clearly understood and cherished.

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