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Monday, February 9, 2015

Out of the Shoebox by Yaron Reshef (e-book review)

How many of you read books? Okay, the what about e-books? I read both print and e-books, though the feel of a book appeals to me more. Anyhow, I have an e-book to tell you about and I really liked it!  It's called "Out of the Shoebox" and it was written by Yaron Reshef. I find any books about having to research your family's history interesting, because you never know what you will find out! Per the book's description, "An unexpected phone call hurls Reshef into an intensive two-year journey, during which he has to solve a mystery that took shape in the 1930's and gradually unfolded in the present. A mysterious lot, a forgotten bank account, a people long gone - along with their memory which were obliterated during the Holocaust . All of these rise to the surface, bearing with them memories and emotions previously hidden away in the shoebox." That peaked my interest in  reading this book!

I am still currently reading this book, to be honest! Since this book has to do with Yaron's extensive and intensive two-year journey, there are many details to the phone calls and the writing to places in order to get certain pieces of information about his father. The book starts out with someone contacting him about if his father lived at a certain address at a certain time in the 1930's. Proof had to be found about Yaron's father and along the way, Yaron discovers how his father was tied in with another person mentioned in the book. He found out that his father had applied to a school, but didn't get accepted due to the school didn't get his payment in time---but it also had to do with him getting a visa to get into the country. The more that he uncovers about his father, more details and even money are found. I'm seriously eager to read more, it's a really cool book! Even if you aren't into reading about the Holocaust, it is a very interesting book! Thumbs up for this one!

 For more information about the book and to purchase it, Out of the Shoebox . 


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