1944 Diary is set in the Dutch city of Delft during the 2nd World War. But the War is very much in the shadows. just a backdrop. It is more about the author’s struggles and doubts about his ability to be a writer, his inclination to be a doctor, and the conflicts of his feelings for his wife and child and his mistress. The author, Hans Keilson, is a German of Jewish faith. He is in hiding in Delft. Not to spoil the ending, he survived the war and lived to age 101, a significant writer, poet, doctor, and psychoanalyst – he died in 2011.
Feelings Of Alienation? Belonging? etc June 18, 2018
Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie. A wonderful book and particularly appropriate reading after numerous discussions last weekend at my 60th reunion at Middlebury College in Vermont.
A Finger Weaving Project May 13, 2018
This is the progress so far with my grandson’s finger weaving project
I remembered a book I had seen long ago. I couldn’t find it in my collection of weaving books. So I decided I must have borrowed it (several times) from the local library in Dublin.
Through good old Amazon I was able to order it, It’s a good little book with clear instructions, interesting and colorful illustrations, and a bit of history as well.
After a “bit of help” from dad.
Reading Treasures February 5, 2018
Apologies for the orientation of these 2 photos, What a splendid book by the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard – Winter. His book Autumn came out a while ago, now Winter, and I’m sure Spring and Summer are sure to follow. Just collections of kind of random essays appropriate to the season. Excellent – and thought provoking. Plus beautiful paintings.
Books and a Cat January 21, 2018
Ophelia’s Books in Fremont, Seattle
Needless to say this is one of my favorite bookstores.
Another Book To Use In My Genealogy Research January 18, 2018
Wow – what a compendium. I can now check what I’ve found so far working mostly with Ancestry.com