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Oh, Beautiful by John Paul Godges
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Dec 31, 11

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Read from December 29 to 31, 2011

I received this book from one of the goodreads.com giveaways. I really enjoyed traveling through time with the author and his life experiences. I was fascinated by all of the details he shared about his family prior to coming to America. It reminded me of the stories I know about my own past. Being a descendant of war torn Germany, with little formal record of the past, I wish I had as much knowledge about my family beginnings as the author has of his. What a gift to have a full understanding of where a person comes from. While reading this book I could truly understand the love and compassion the author has for his family. A very nice read. I devoured this book in three days. I reccomend it to those who are interested in reading about the fabric of family, cross-cultural experiences and history.
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