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.


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.

Gabriele Goldstone 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.

Gabriele Goldstone said...

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

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