Bending Toward The Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie GilbertlurieBending Toward The Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbertlurie

Bending Toward The Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir

byLeslie Gilbertlurie

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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A beautifully written family memoir, Bending Toward the Sun explores an emotional legacy—forged in the terror of the Holocaust—that has shaped three generations of lives. Leslie Gilbert-Lurie tells the story of her mother, Rita, who like Anne Frank spent years hiding from the Nazis, and whose long-hidden pain shaped both her daughter and granddaughter’s lives. Bringing together the stories of three generations of women, Bending Toward the Sun reveals how deeply the Holocaust lives in the hearts and minds of survivors and their descendants.<_o3a_p>

A writer, lawyer, and former executive at NBC, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is a member and former president of the Los Angeles County Board of Education and a teacher of Holocaust studies. A founding board member and past president of the nonprofit Alliance for Children's Rights, she has worked at a major Los Angeles law firm, served as a Nin...
Title:Bending Toward The Sun: A Mother and Daughter MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061776726

ISBN - 13:9780061776724


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. Heartbreaking and very emotional.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bending Towards the Sun Heartbreaking, emotional memoir of the long term effects on family of the Holocaust.
Date published: 2017-03-26

Editorial Reviews

“BENDING TOWARD THE SUN is . . . bolstered by writing that is compelling and sensitive, the book transcends the holocaust genre with its multi-generational point of view on the ultimate effect of fear and evil on young minds.”