Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Review - a new book here at Kinlaw

Book Review by Ruth Slagle

   by Gretel Wachtel, Claudia Strachan    2011
           Call No:    940.5343 W33 Y

Gretel Wachtel is unashamed of telling her whole story to the world. The collaboration between Gretel (the subject of the story) and Claudia Strachan (her biographer) in recreating the past brings it very much alive. This is an enjoyable book because her biography provides a vivid first hand experience of Hamburg, Germany during World War II.  Gretel shows how her naivety got her into trouble both emotionally and physically, while at the same time the reader can tell that she learned from her mistakes.