Monday, August 15, 2022

Two More Books

 Maus I: a Survivor's Tale; My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman

A grown son questions his father about the father's past years in Poland and in Auschwitz. He records it all and writes this graphic novel about his father's experiences; mostly it focuses on the father's work to survive during a terrible time. It's captivating and a quick read. I rarely read graphic novels, but this was very well done. I am going to look for the sequel: Maus II.

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

Grandma Gatewood is 67. After raising 11 children and finally getting a divorce from her abusive husband, she is ready to explore her new reality. She decides to "go for a walk." From Ohio she makes her way to the spot in Georgia from which the Appalachian Trail begins. She starts walking. Her goal is to complete the entire trail, over 2,000 miles long. She has one bag containing a few supplies. This is her story. 

a cozy place to stay a night or two
and read a couple good books

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