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Sonja Herbert and her five siblings were raised in a caravan, traveling the carnival circuit from town to town in post-World War II Germany.

Sonja converted to the LDS Church, later married and immigrated to the United States, where she received a bachelor of arts degree at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and a master of arts degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She also raised six children, taught school and ESL, and is now a freelance writer.

Besides her childhood memoir, Sonja has also written many autobiographical stories, which have been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and other anthologies. A biographical novel about her half-Jewish mother’s experiences in Nazi Germany is almost finished.


I stared into the sky at the Ferris wheel. It went up and up into the cloudy sky, seemingly right into Heaven. Eventually I looked back down again and realized we stood in a small line of people waiting to get into the gondolas. It was our turn and the roustabout helped us into the yellow and red gondola. It was large, had a canvas roof and the sides were protected by strong plexi-glass. Inside... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.79 · 48 ratings · 26 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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That was a really nice read, even though it wasn't very polished. I'm still thinking about whether I want to read the sequel. I'm leaning toward doing so.
Sonja Herbert is on page 245 of 302 of Nexus Point: The writing isn't great, but the plotting is. I'm having fun reading it.
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Carnival Girl by Sonja Herbert
"Carnival Girl by Sonja Herbert A Memoir Published by Cedar Fort

This is a very well-written memoir of the childhood of a young girl born in the aftermath of WWII Germany, raised in a carnival.

I've always been fascinated by WWII history. The author'..." Read more of this review »
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