Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Finds- Snowed-In Edition

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Finds Mentioned:
When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry, by Gal Beckerman (Houghton Mifflin)
Lanceheim, by Tim Davys (HarperCollins)

Also Mentioned:
Tourquai, by Tim Davys

More Friday Finds at ShouldBeReading.Wordpress.com.

10 comments:

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

interesting finds, as always. Would love to read your thoughts on the first one. Such issues need to be explored. Love your videos too.

Pam said...

Loved the video! It was fun to see and hear you in person. (You remind me a lot of my college roommate junior year. It's a little freaky actually).

bermudaonion said...

Your books look good! We got about 6 to 8 inches of snow on Monday and things might get back to normal today. The only day the mail came was Wednesday and UPS and FedEx just started coming again yesterday.

Zibilee said...

We are the only state out of the 50 that doesn't have snow on the ground, but it is still really cold over here! Your books look really interesting and I hope that you take all this time of being snowed in to get a lot of reading done!

Space Station Mir said...

It's interesting that you never heard about the rush to get Soviet Jews out of Russia. I know it was a huge thing in the American Jewish community at the time, and even a bit as I was growing up. When my mom was growing up, it was common for a bar or bat mitzvah to "partner" with a Soviet Jew of the same age and exchange letters or a little gift with that person or donate money for the person's family.

It was magnificent to see the snow in Boston, I had a great view of it, not as fun trudging through it now though!

Marie said...

Space Station, I'm not Jewish and it didn't really get out to me. *shrug*

jewwishes said...

I have the first on on my TBR stack.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I like the video aspect. Very nice touch.

Eva said...

I'll look forward to your review of the Beckerman! And I love the cover of Lanceheim. :D

Kathleen said...

I would be very interested to read When They Come for us...I worked with a guy in the 80's whose family was allowed out on a special program for Jews in Russia at that time. He was an engineer and worked at my company. I used to ask him tons of questions about his life in the Soviet Union and I sure learned a lot.