Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped the Frank Family By Miep Gies with Alison Leslie Gold

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“I am not a hero. I stand at the end of the long, long line of good Dutch people who did what I 

anne frankdid or more—much more—during those dark and terrible times years ago, but always like yesterday in the hearts of those of us who bear witness. Never a day goes by that I do not think of what happened then.

 

More than twenty thousand Dutch people helped to hide Jews and others in need of hiding during those years. I willingly did what I could to help. My husband did as well. It was not enough.” (from the prologue.)

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Why Did She Stay? How Come Nobody’s Asking Why He Did It?

power_control-wheel_clip_image001And the blame continues.

Twitter & Facebook abound with it. Some claim with surety that they’d leave after the first minute a man touched them. Other wonder (with an air of superiority) why Janay Rice married Ray Rice in the first place (often accompanied with gold-digging, victim-blaming reasons.) Many question her ‘role’ in the situation—wondering why she stayed, sat next to him, tweeted support, etc, etc, etc.

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Likeability Factors Laced With The Betty Crocker Syndrome (In Fiction)

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Speaking with readers, reading reviews, and being interviewed means walking between fascination, terror, joy, and angst. Three days ago, speaking about my just-released novel Accidents of Marriage, a reporter mentioned how surprised she was by her negative reactions to  the main character—how she seemed to ‘provoke’ her husband and how she sympathized with the husband’s anger. The next day, participating on a book festival panel, the moderator spoke of the husband as a virtual out-of-control monster, and Maddy as a frightened woman battling emotional abuse.

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Cell Matter Connections

A postcard from Accidents of Marriagereleasing Sept. 2. Read an excerpt here.

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Anger Exhausted Her . . .

A postcard from Accidents of Marriagereleasing Sept. 2. Read an excerpt here.

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Cake for Supper

A postcard from Accidents of Marriagereleasing Sept. 2. Read an excerpt here.

 Permission for sugar 2

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Caution Around Tragedy

The trailer for Accidents of Marriagereleasing Sept. 2. Read an excerpt here.

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Waiting for Respect

A postcard from Accidents of Marriagereleasing Sept. 2. Read an excerpt here.

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Were They Okay?

A postcard from Accidents of Marriage, releasing Sept. 2. Read an excerpt here.

rage and pain

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He’d Better Watch Himself

A postcard from Accidents of Marriagereleasing Sept. 2. Read an excerpt here.

Fingers of promise

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