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Mathilde Apelt Schmidt

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Mathilde Apelt Schmidt is a naturalized American citizen from the "old country." She was born and raised in Bremen, Germany, grew up during the Hitler years, and went through all kinds of adventures during the war. She finally decided to leave her home country to visit her sister in the United States. How she survived the war, came to the States, met her husband of over fifty years in California, and started writing, is described in her first book, My Life on Two Continents .

Her memoir is followed by a collection of fictional stories set in a frame story (like the Canterbury Tales): The Lake Dwellers .

Her novel The Old Castle in Austria: Sins of the Fathers , and her book Happiness: A Matter of the Mind - Vantage Point of an Octogenaria
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On July 27 we lost our beloved son Marty and our grandson, Denali under the summit of K2 in the Himalayas. Nothing can describe this in words. I went to Germany (a long planned trip) shortly therafter and found that everybody knew about it and was grieving with us (I went with my daughter Doris Schmidt Michaels). There were several memorials for them and my own special memorial will take place...

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My Father, Hermann Apelt: T...
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The Old Castle in Austria, Sins of the Fathers (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 11, 2008 08:53AM
Description: Story of a family of castle owners. The castle observes many occasions of happiness, sorrow, and despair. The novel is built on a short story from my "Lake Dwellers."
Happiness--A Matter of the Mind, Vatage Point of an Octogenarian (Health, Mind & Body)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 11, 2008 08:40AM
Description: My personal view of using my mind to be and stay a happy person
The Lake Dwellers (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 11, 2008 08:30AM
Description: A group of people owning cabins around a lake in the Sierras get together monthly and tell stories. This happens over three years and ends with a quadruple wedding event.
My Life on Two Continents (Biographies & Memoirs)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 11, 2008 08:20AM
Description: My memoirs, I grew up in Bremen, Germany, went to Hamburg University, came to the States in 1952, life now with my husband Leo in Castro Valley, CA
Pope Joan
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Mathilde Apelt Mathilde Apelt said: " I'm just beginning to read "Pope Joan" and find it a pageturner! she cleverly starts with a difficult birth, always exciting for a female reader! Mathilde. "

 
The Oxford Book o...
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Mathilde Apelt Mathilde Apelt said: " Oates selected short stories written by famous writers, most of them rather unknown. She orders them chronologically, from Washington Irving's "Rip van Winkle" to Pinckney Benedict's (1954- )Town Smokes.
56 stories, including works byPoe, Mark Twain,
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13 Ways of Lookin...
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Mathilde Apelt Mathilde Apelt said: " This non fiction book about fiction is highly interesting. Smiley favors certain Victorian writers as for instance Charles Dickens. She thoroughly delves into many novels, some of which I have read, some not, but will do so in the future. "

 

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On July 27 we lost our beloved son Marty and our grandson, Denali under the summit of K2 in the Himalayas. Nothing can describe this in words. I we... Read more of this blog post »
" Thanks, Robin. Yes, we should get together. You are very busy too, so let me know, if you'd like to come over to my house sometimes tomorrow? How abou ...more "
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
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I am almost done reading "The Friday Nights Knitting Club" and find it delightful to read. The idea of woman learning a delicate craft while living their different lives is quite intriguing. I'll right more when I've finished the book. Sorry I write ...more
" I didn't have time this week to get, no less read "The Perfect man. But all the comments make me want to read it. Sorry I missed the Monday evening de ...more "
" My dear Sally. I read "The Stone Diaries" years ago in another book club. I would join the opinion of some of your others readers, "Boring" with a Cap ...more "
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
" Dear Michelle, I read "Stone Diaries" long ago and what I most vividly remember, is the bridegroom's falling out of the window on his wedding night. N ...more "
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
" Dear Michelle, As all of Hardy's books, the "MaddeningCrowd" is very deep, and belongs to the books you'll read again and again. It is not a happy boo ...more "
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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
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An excellent book. Sara Green did not know much about the circus life before she wrote this book. She learned all about it by doing research. Mathilde.
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
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William Shakespeare
“Last scene of all that ends this strange, eventful history,
is second childishness and mere oblivion.
I am sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”
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“After all, tomorrow is another day!”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

9064 Mostly Literary Fiction Book Discussion Group — 82 members — last activity Apr 04, 2013 12:15PM
The Mostly Literary Fiction Book Discussion Group is led by librarian Sally Thomas at the Hayward Public Library, California. Literary fiction is ofte ...more



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Mathilde Apelt I am an avid reader. I belong to four book clubs in the Bay Area of San Francisco. I have written three books, I just heard about Goodreads yesterday while attending one of my book clubs. Right now I am reading "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Yes, I'm interested in the program. How do I go from here?


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