Donna Hines's Reviews > A Well-Read Woman: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport

A Well-Read Woman by Kate   Stewart
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There is much to be said about a Well Read Woman and Ruth certainly fulfilled that mode of thinking.
Librarians are the backbone to the heart of any community. They provide services you simply couldn't duplicate anywhere else. They are the lifeline to many who without their services wouldn't be able to fulfill their dreams of a better life, a more educated, well rounded world.
This is the story of Ruth Rappaport during some extremely difficult times in trying to keep the love of reading and books alive.
During her time in Nazi controlled Germany books were forbidden and only certain forms of propaganda were allowed to the citizens.
Upon graduating from college she fulfilled her dream of working as a librarian becoming an activist for the Zionist movement.
I've often noted having served others in my community over the past 20 yrs that 'work' is not just what brings home a paycheck (if you're lucky to get paid) work is a passion, a calling, a right to serve others in providing a lasting legacy well beyond her years.
A nice read albeit a bit fluffy but with some trimming would be must smoother transitioning between the life of Ruth, the history of the times, the parallel universe of book lovers everywhere.
Thank you to Kate, the publisher, NetGalley, and Amazon Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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Reading Progress

May 9, 2019 – Shelved
May 9, 2019 – Shelved as: arc
May 9, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley
May 13, 2019 – Started Reading
May 13, 2019 – Finished Reading

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