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Book Title: Memories from Cherry Harvest|
The author of the book: Amy Wachspress
Edition: Soft Skull Press
Date of issue: June 19th 2012
The size of the: 542 KB
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ISBN 13: 9781593764401
Format files: PDF
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“When I remember Russia, I ache with longing for the village of my birth, where the beloved grandparents magically produced candy in a handshake and told stories of long ago when God spoke to humans and enchantments filled the world.” So begins Amy Wachspress’s historical novel, spanning 70 years and five continents, Memories from Cherry Harvest.
Two Jewish sisters, born in Russia shortly before the Communist Revolution, are forced to flee the pogroms and persecution and travel with their parents to British-occupied Palestine. The girls’ parents befriend a widower with two children and join forces, creating a blended family. When the girls are teenagers, World War II tears the family apart, sending the girls separately to France and America. Their lives unfold in tandem: babies are born, friendships forged, and cherry pies baked, despite the brutal backdrop of the Holocaust.
The family grows into the next generation, with one of the daughters, an artist drawn to a bohemian lifestyle, who surrounds herself with a multicultural, colorful circle of friends the likes of which her ancestors could not have imagined. Subsequently, the artist’s daughter is even more evolved and attuned to the world’s unfair oppressions. She turns her passion to providing aid to Salvadoran refugees fleeing the torture and death squads in their homeland, just as her own grandmother once fled the pogroms of Russia. As she follows her vocation of reversing the damage that torturers inflict on their victims, she must overcome a past-life trauma that haunts her very core.
Memories from Cherry Harvest explores the physics of memory, and shows how the tenacity of good can ultimately withstand and overcome the memory of tragedy.
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Read information about the authorAmy Wachspress has her M.A. in English Language and Literature and is a certified holistic nutritionist. She makes a living as a grant writer, and in that capacity has helped secure more than $200 million in grant funds for worthy projects in more than 40 states. She is the author of "Memories from Cherry Harvest" (fiction, Counterpoint Press, 2012) and "The Call to Shakabaz" (children's fantasy adventure, Woza Books, 2007). She has two blogs: “The View from Amy’s World” and “Amy’s Recipe Project.” She and her husband Ron Reed raised their three dazzling multicultural children in rural northern California on forty acres of remote forest. They are now grandparents.
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