Good Read in February

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hi guys! I can't believe it's already time to look at February in the rearview mirror! My mind and body, though, are a little confused because it's been in the sixties for the last two weeks here in Albuquerque. It is so weird wearing skirts and short-sleeves, knowing that most of my family is buried under snow still! How has the end-of-winter been in your neck of the woods?

If you're still stuck inside due to weather, I have a book you have to add to your indoor-activity list to read. I was really fascinated by the journey of this story. I highly recommend getting a copy and reading it.

The Woman in the Photograph
Mani Feniger

What if a secret photograph and a property stolen by the Nazis unlocked the door to your mother's buried past and to a family history you knew nothing about? 
"A riveting, beautifully written memoir." – Naomi Lucks 
"The story has a heartbeat." – Sue Bender 
"An eloquent account of a daughter's transformative journey into the heart of her mother's hidden life." – Elizabeth Rosner 

Mani Feniger steered a deliberate course away from her mother's German-Jewish roots. But with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, she found herself swept up in a flood of startling revelations from her mother's earlier life. As she pored through old photographs and documents, she began to ask questions about secrets and omissions. The answers she found both shocked and inspired her, and would irrevocably transform her view of her mother, herself, and the meaning of family legacy. 

From Berkeley, California to New York City, to Leipzig, Germany, this compelling memoir takes you across continents and lifetimes. 

"The Woman in the Photograph" will make you wonder about the men and women in your own photographs and how your life has been shaped by events you know little about. via

1 comment:

  1. This looks so fascinating - adding it to my to-read list. Thanks for the rec!


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