Trudie Richman considers herself a lucky Holocaust survivor. She, along with her five siblings and both parents, escaped the horrors of Nazi Europe. "Escape from Vienna" is a redemptive and ultimately uplifting memoir, beginning with Trudie at just three years of age losing her biological mother. Richman's story takes another dramatic turn when Hitler annexes Austria. A sheltered, naive and terrified 14-year old Richman struggles on her own to reach the secure shores of America.
Escape from Athabasca: 'A Collection of Short Stories and Poems' deals with a wide range of themes taken from everyday life. The book describes life as a complex mix of the mundane and the extraordinary. Would it be a big surprise to hear about how someone who has never flown a plane before manages to fly one with great success? While some of the stories and poems in the book deal with domestic issues others highlight the importance of friendship, risks and dangers in space travel, or even the impact of virtual game shows on young people. Just because we live secure lives far away from conflict zones, it doesn't mean we are shielded from the possibility of a nuclear war. The poems in this book provide a poetical rendition of a world that is sometimes offset by Bereavement and at other times the comicality of a roadside barber trimming and shaving the hair of his clients unperturbed by a disturbed world that rushes by.
Plots, shots, flight, pursuit - all are part of this story from the exciting chapter in America's history when thousands of Loyalists fled to Canada to evade the vengeance of the American Revolutionaries. Twelve-year-old Ned Seaman tells this lively tale of his family's perilous journey. Escape may be fiction, but Martha and Caleb Seaman and their children actually existed.
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