Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Treasures From the Attic Giveaway and Blog Hop


Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop
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The Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Page Turners. It will take place from May 25th to 31st.

And up for grabs from Amusing Reviews is 2 copies of

Treasures from the Attic: The Extraordinary Story of Anne Frank's Family

The story is one that is envisioned by many: a relative, an old woman who has lived in the same home for a lifetime, passes away, her death prompting the inevitable task of sorting through her effects by her surviving family. But in the attic in this particular house, a treasure trove of historic importance is found. Rarely does this become an actuality, but when Helene Elias died, no one could put a price on what she left behind.

Helene Elias was born Helene Frank, sister to Otto Frank, and therefore aunt to Anne Frank. Ensconced upstairs in the house she inherited from her mother, and eventually passed on to her son, Buddy Elias, Anne’s cousin and childhood playmate, was the documented legacy of the Frank family: a vast collection of photos, letters, drawings, poems, and postcards preserved throughout decades—a cache of over 6,000 documents in all. 

Chronicled by Buddy’s wife, Gertrude, and renowned German author Mirjam Pressler, these findings weave an indelible, engaging, and endearing portrait of the family that shaped Anne Frank. They wrote to one another voluminously; recounted summer holidays, and wrote about love and hardships. They reassured one another during the terrible years and waited anxiously for news after the war had ended. Through these letters, they rejoiced in new life, and honored the memories of those they lost.

Anne’s family believed themselves to ordinary members of Germany’s bourgeoisie. That they were wrong is part of history, and we celebrate them here with this extraordinary account.
 
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5 comments:

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Thank you SO much for the giveaway opportunity – hope you have a SPLENDID Summer this year! :D

~Hira~
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Mary Ellen said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

lindsey hutchison said...

thanks so much for a awesome giveaway

tfalick said...

Thank you for the amazing chance to win this amazing book! I LOVE anything Anne Frank! would LOVE to add this to my small collection :D
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