I want to share with you this wonderful book I just finished reading, "A Fifty-Year Silence" by Miranda Richmond Mouillot.
Published by Random House, this is the story of Miranda's grandparents, and their life during, and after WWII. Through conversations, and letters, and documents, Miranda spent most of her life tracking the ebb and flow of her aging grandparents broken relationship, and gave us a glimpse of how their lives affected hers. It is truly a love story, and while it may not have the required "happy ending", it is real, and it is captivating, and it is worth remembering.
WWII is more than just a time in history, a school lesson, or a documentary. We must never forget that it was life, peoples lives, and families, that were forever changed by the circumstances of war. Any war. Every war. There were times reading this book that I almost forgot about the war part of the story, and became more involved in the people part of the story. But that is what life is about...the people, and how circumstances change people.
Usually, once I am done with a book, I will pass it on. But not this one. This will be in my bookshelf, for another read in the future, and to share with my kids when we study WWII in our homeschool. Because it matters, and we all need "to remember".
So I highly recommend this book. And I also challenge you. Once you finish reading this book, think about what happened during the Holocaust, and then look around you. See what is still happening around the world, and try to make a difference. One life at a time.
"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."