Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Margarete Buber-Neumann

Hurrah! I have a book launch date set up with McNally Robinson - the best bookstore in the world. My dream is starting to feel more real - and guess what? - I'm becoming totally frightened. Where can I hide?

Although my release date is October 20th - I put the launch date for November 18th - just in case there're issues with the border or whatever. So it's three months. Have I mentioned that I'm scared? Does the world really need another book? 

But then, this book isn't just a figment of my imagination. This is a promise fulfilled - this is a girl's story that needs to be told. (I must remind myself of that.)

Speaking of books based on history - I just finished reading a most intense memoir by Margarete Buber-Neumann.  Her book, Under Two Dictators - Prisoner of Stalin and Hitler - was first published in 1949 (She passed away in 1989.)  This woman - this author - was simply an incredibly strong, kind and intelligent person. Her story is so well told and so enlightening.I highly recommend it.

4 comments:

Barrie said...

Have you thought about an interview on my blog right around your launch date? Hint. Hint. p.s. don't be scared. Try to enjoy every minute.

gabe said...

Barrie - that would be fun! I'd enjoy that for sure.

Loretta said...

Tee hee...the world always needs GOOD books. Your book looks like it will be good! I can tell by the cover. * smile * I'm anxious to get my hands on it. I will follow your blog, so I don't miss the date. I'm currently reading "A Russian Princess Remembers" by Ekaterina Meshcherskaya. Have you read it? It's very interesting.

gabe said...

Loretta
I am going to get it and read it - thanks for the recommendation and thanks for the support!!