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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ARC Arrival: Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

Bending Toward the Sun:
A Mother and Daughter Memoir
by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie with Rita Lurie

Publisher: Harper

About the book: A miraculous lesson in courage and recovery, Bending Toward the Sun tells the story of a unique family bond forged in the wake of brutal terror. Weaving together the voices of three generations of women, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and her mother, Rita Lurie, provide powerful--and inspiring--evidence of the resilience of the human spirit, relevant to every culture in every corner of the world. By turns unimaginably devastating and incredibly uplifting, this firsthand account of survival and psychological healing offers a strong, poignant message of hope in our own uncertain times.

A decade-long collaboration between mother and daughter, Bending Toward the Sun reveals how deeply the Holocaust remains in the hearts and minds of survivors, influencing even the lives of their descendants. It also sheds light on the generational reach of any trauma, beyond the initial victim. Drawing on interviews with the other survivors and with the Polish family who hid five-year-old Rita, Leslie and Rita bring together the stories of three generations of women--mother, daughter, and granddaughter--to understand the legacy that unites, inspires and haunts them all. (FSB Associates New Book Announcement)

About the author: Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is a writer, lawyer, teacher, and child advocate. She is a member and past President of the Los Angeles County Board of Education. Leslie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, daughter, and step-son.

Bending Toward the Sun
Publisher/Publication Date: Harper, September 2009
ISBN: 978-0-06-173476-2
368 pages


bermudaonion said...

Oh, I love memoirs. This sounds good!

Sheila Deeth said...

I feel like I've seen this one in the store. It sounds really good.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I just read a great review of this book. It sounds like a great inspirational read.


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