Christa Laird





Christa Laird



Average rating: 3.83 · 58 ratings · 15 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
But Can the Phoenix Sing?

3.77 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1993 — 10 editions
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Shadow of the Wall

3.90 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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The Forgotten Son

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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The Dangerous Dream of Ben ...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012
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“It has often been said that Christian Poles did nothing to help Jews during the war. Don't believe it. There were indeed those who turned their backs on the hounded, hungry people who came to them in desperation; there were others who did their little bit to help where they realistically could, often not without some risk to themselves; and there were those who were ready to risk their lives and to share their last meal with a fugitive. I don't believe that in these matters the Polish people in the last war were different from any others caught in a similar stranglehold. And what is more, the rescued have no right to assume that they would automatically become rescuers if roles were reversed. We simply don't know, any of us, how we would react until put to the test. And the not-knowing troubles me. You see, I don't believe as many people do that courage is a characteristic like optimism or generosity; I think of it more as a mood, like laughter or sadness, a child of the moment, which might come to any of us in certain circumstances - and desert us in others.”
Christa Laird, But Can the Phoenix Sing?

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