Becoming Alice: A Memoir

August 25, 2008|
Becoming Alice: A Memoir by Alice Rene
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"Strongly recommended a deftly written memoir that will hold the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end." -Midwest Book Review "Her ability to authentically capture the bewilderment and pain of dislocation through a child's eyes including the disharmony in her immediate family makes for engaging reading that will resonate with young adults everywhere." -Beth B. Cohen, Ph.D., author of Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in America, 1946-1954 Six-year-old Ilse watches Nazi soldiers march down her street in Vienna, Austria. It is the beginning of an odyssey that will take her to Riga, Latvia, and finally to Portland, Oregon. Becoming Alice chronicles her Jewish family's harrowing escape and struggle as immigrants to fit into the American landscape. The added problems of growing up within a troubled family cloud her childhood and adolescence. Ilse changes her name to Alice. Not until she moves into a boarding house in Berkeley, surrounded by girls from a patchwork of cultures, does she make peace with her true identity. Becoming Alicebrilliantly showcases Rene's triumph over adversity, identity crisis, and the sometimes debilitating power of family ties.
Title:Becoming Alice: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:284 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.64 inShipping dimensions:284 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.64 inPublished:August 25, 2008Publisher:IuniverseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1605280216

ISBN - 13:9781605280219

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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