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All the Pretty Shoes

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
On a snowy winter day in 1945 at age 12, Marika Roth barely escaped her own death only to witness the execution of hundreds of Jews by the side of the Danube. Running, starved and shoeless, through the streets of Budapest, ALL THE PRETTY SHOES is the story she survived to write. Marika Roth s narrative holds us captive throughout one hell of a ride: betrayal, sexual predat ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published January 8th 2011 by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing (first published January 7th 2011)
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I struggle with rating this one. Parts of Ms. Roth's story resonate to my soul. It is obvious that she is an artist, for she paints a picture with her words. I loved the first half of the book. Once she got married I felt disconnected from her story. The story jumped around and was not as well written as her childhood tales. I was put off by her behavior and found her hard to like. The first half was a 5 star read. The second half was a 2, so I am compromising with a 3.
Jul 09, 2015 Teresia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written story of a strong woman.

Not many people could survive the life she lived either physically or emotionally but she refused to give up. I recommend this book as encouragement for anyone who is having a hard time with living. She never asks for your pity but just tells it the way it was. You will feel better about your problems.
Jan 04, 2016 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate to see this wonderful memoir in manuscript form. It is intensely moving and action-packed.
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