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Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie
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Aug 28, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: for-review, holocaust-memoirs, non-fiction

If the sins of the father are visited upon the son, then are the sorrows of the mother to be carried on by the daughter? Reading Bending Toward The Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie has made me ponder this. Bending Toward The Sun starts out with the narration of Rita, Leslie's mother. Rita and some of her family members survived the Holocaust by hiding in the attic of a family friend. Rita's tale is fascinating, I can't help but ache for her. To be honest, I did cry a bit while reading her story.
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Reading Progress

August 28, 2009 – Shelved
August 28, 2009 – Shelved as: for-review
August 31, 2009 – Shelved as: holocaust-memoirs
August 31, 2009 – Shelved as: non-fiction
August 31, 2009 –
page 24
6.52%
September 1, 2009 –
page 43
11.68%
September 2, 2009 –
page 173
47.01% "Yes I did cry a bit, yes I am a lame ass."
September 3, 2009 –
page 275
74.73% "I will finish this today."
Started Reading
September 4, 2009 – Finished Reading

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JG (The Introverted Reader) If the sins of the father are visited upon the son, then are the sorrows of the mother to be carried on by the daughter?

Good question, April. I enjoyed this review. But then, I like all your reviews! :-)


April JG, you are too nice! :-D


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