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Diary of a Short Life

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"Our past is a dream we only partly remember." - Angela Grathwell

In this first diary of the series, Angela documents her life in Paris, France as she recovers from an assault that ripped away her memories. Beginning with only a name that a hospital admitting clerk gave her, Angela creates a beautiful new life only to see it threatened by flashbacks that may be clues to a h
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 7th 2013 by Createspace (first published June 15th 2011)
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Michael Krozer
Jan 19, 2012 Michael Krozer added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Angela is a brave and resourceful person who is burdened by the loss of her identity. When I wrote this story about her, I imagined what it might be like to open my eyes and discover that I had no idea who I was. Worse still, I imagined what it might be like to be helpless against an assailant operating with motives unknown to me.

The choice that I would make, and the choice that Angela made, was to take advantage of being free from the past. Fate will be fate and you can’t live in fear. With a s
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The title and the cover photo grabbed me right away. Here was someone living through some kind of torment. The table of contents gave me a clue that there was going to be some kind of transformation happening, and quickly. The chapter titles highlighted frames from a life that I needed to know more about. We also learn from the forward how much she has grown as a person and what a deep and wonderful personality she has.

The telling of this story is full of subtlety. The main character, Angela, is
Terrific read-- very exciting, fast-paced thriller! Establishes a quick pace at the onset of the story. Told through a diary format-- the voice of Angela... the mysterious writer of the diary. I wanted to learn who she really was and got quite into her story-- especially liked that it is set in Paris and European countries. Recommended read.
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The premise and summary got me hooked onto signing up for this giveaway, but to be quite candid, I was disappointed with the direction the book had taken. The cover threw me off because the girl(and maybe I'm terrible at guessing ages,) looks to be in her late teens/early twenties, but in the book, Angela is much older. The way the book is written doesn't help much either, because Angela's "writing style" (this book is her diary) makes her sound like a silly tween, which awkwardly clashes with h ...more
This story didn't turn out the way I thought I would......and I don't mean that in a good way.......I didn't feel a strong connection to Angela and felt like the only time the story was interesting was when she was having a flashback.But I'd get caught up in these flashbacks and then they would end and simple leave all these unanswered questions.....These questions were never answered in the end......I still have no idea who Angela really was before she lost her memory and that makes all those c ...more
Very hard to put down. It wasn't rocket science level reading, but it was an engaging story. It was hard to imagine that is based on a true story. I can't decide if I want to read the second book, I do wish it had all been in one. It might have been more impactful.
I recieved this book from the goodreads first reads program. As I began reading I wasnt sure what to think. But the more I read the more intrigued I became. Upon finishing the novel I find that I can't wait to delve into the next book in the series so I will know what happens next.
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. This book was interesting a girl found for dead has no recollection of her past and makes a diary of her therapy sessions and her work into discovering her past. It was a quick read and enjoyable but kind of leaves you wanting more.
Kamaiki Aloha
I just got my signed copy and cant wait to read it. Thank you

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Michael Krozer is a nomadic writer and photographer who has traveled widely and blends his talents for sharp observation and technical understanding into unique works of music, visual image, and narrative. He believes that a richly appointed artistic work can create a living reality in the reader’s mind that is not bound by physical limitations, rendering a landscape as emotive as any dream or mem ...more
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