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Goodreads | Book giveaway for The People in Between by Gregory S. Lamb Mar 05-Mar 25, 2013(showing 1-30 of 250) entries.
The Giveaway ends in about 16 hours. Look for another one this summer. I’ll be celebrating the release of my techno-thriller, “A Dangerous Element,” with another give away.
5 Stars – It was just what I needed!!
I didn’t hunt this book down. It was recommended to me, so I snatched it up immediately after reading the blurb. When I read Bell’s introduction it was like looking in a mirror. I’ve been critiqued on occasion for having produced too much telling and not enough showing in my fictional works.
I nearly gave up the search for a concise and practical set of tools like the ones Bell offers in her quick to read, easy to use manual. I now have a new found confidence to get back to working on revising one of my works in progress, using the techniques I’ve picked up by reading “Show & Tell In A Nutshell.” Thanks Ms. Bell for doing such a great job making the concept so accessible.
For those not familiar with Goodreads, you can register for a free account and ask to be my friend. I’m planning on setting up a give away of five signed copies of “The People In Between” this month in celebration of 30 years of marriage to my lovely wife. I’ll be announcing the give away details at Goodreads.
Five Stars for Jurich’s credible, compassionate, and courageous coming of age novel
Be ready to cry when reading this exquisitely written story. War is a tragic scourge on humanity, damaging all that is good. The conflicts that occurred in the former Yugoslav Republic beginning with Slovenia, then Croatia, and into Bosnia Herzegovina ruined the lives of so many innocent people.
Jurich’s appropriately titled novel “Remember Me,” written in the first person is told from the point of view of protagonist Selma Jovanovic, who details what happened in the Balkans in the early 1990s. In particular, Selma’s story reads as a first hand account of an ordinary teenaged girl growing up in a Bosnian village. Her life and the lives of families around her were forever impacted by what happens when human beings intentionally mean harm.
In the story’s beginning, Selma shares her hopes and dreams. Hers were no different than any teenaged girl’s would be while coming of age, but in May of 1992 in Bosnia Herzegovina and the village of Prijedor, where Selma grew up, everything changed. People changed. The neighbors whom she trusted and went to school with took sides. People were abused and murdered for reasons that even they couldn’t understand.
When the conflict was over, the damage left in its path remained. “Remember Me” is an important story that fortunately at the end, left me with a warm feeling of hope. In the story, Selma makes decisions in her life that caused me to think differently about innocence and justice. This story needed to be told so that people throughout the world would know why it is so important to remember who gets hurt when government fails and nations fight. Readers will discover that Jurich writes with the credibility and authenticity of a person who witnessed and experienced what took place in the Balkan countries during the 1990s.