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No Hurry to Get Home (Adventura Books) by Sheila McGrath
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I would like to give a proper review of this book - the pages actually included (once) in the book are indeed a worthy read. I bought it in November 2009 as a Christmas gift for my husband who has a walking disability and, wheel-chair bound, is reading many books. Consequently, he received many books for Christmas and by the time he started "No Hurry to Get Home" early February, the 3-months window for returning a defective item to Amazon was closed.

Dear potential buyer/reader, please check immediately after receipt of this book whether pages 201 to 232 are included twice while 233 to 265 are missing, and these missing pages appear to be a very important part of the book. I am… Read more
On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a N&hellip by Irmgard A. Hunt
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nazi Childhood, 13 April 2010
This is a book to remember, a book describing the indescribable, a book for healing my own memories. It is emotionally stirring and overwhelming.
It is a book telling the grim truth, and it is not easy to read if one has similar experiences as Irmgard Hunt or a vivid imagination - her haunting story of her childhood in Germany during the years Hitler came to power has a high impact on the readers. I often thought it was impossible to describe just how the overall situation affected children growing up during the rise of National Socialism i.e. the pre-war and Second World War years. Irmgard Hunt found the right words and images, weaving an impressively accurate tapestry of the facets… Read more
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Tinkers by Paul Harding
31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
To pass the time waiting at yet another airport gate, I took the book TINKERS by Paul Harding with me. His debut novel, it was published in January 2009 and has 192 pages, a small book indeed, but a forceful, spellbinding and impressive one, a book leading to contemplation and soul-searching. The story tells about a tinker, Howard, a man mending broken pots and pans, a man standing for a vanished lifestyle, when time appeared to run at a slower pace and yet the days were full.
Weaving back and forth from the past to the present, it is also the story about another man, the late tinker's son George, who is slowly dying, in the house he built and amidst his family and all his lovingly… Read more