Like most of you, I prefer fiction books for my reading pleasure, but I’ve read some non-fiction books that have left a lasting impression on me. Sometimes a true story can be unimaginable and chilling. I want to tell you about three such books here.
The book is about growing up in
during the war when a change of government turns the life of one family upside
down. Soldiers move into their home burn
their books and take over the neighborhood.
This story is about a young girl growing up under the communist
regime. The family tries to hang on to
their traditions, their hometowns and provinces, but the pervasiveness of the
communist value system eventually drives them to suicide or exile.
This story is a full account of a family in
China during the rise of
communism. This powerful story is told
by one of the daughters in the family who is imprisoned at the age of twenty
under a charge of being a counterrevolutionary.
Her father is already serving a sentence for the same crime. The remaining family must scrape by selling
what they can to buy food to survive.
They under constant surveillance and not allowed to leave the house unless
it is to go to the communist school or to buy food. As you can imagine, prison life is no
better. Conditions are deplorable
there. At times, this book is graphic
and the things these people endured are beyond imagination. This story is one you won’t forget.
The book is about a family living in FL. The father discovers he has a brain tumor at age 50. Glioblastoma gives no warning until it’s too late. The diagnosis leaves his wife and two daughters stunned, but they don’t let go of hope as they struggle for a cure and survival against all odds. Southern black caregivers move into the home to aid the family around the clock. After all avenues are exhausted, they must accept what’s coming.
The second half of the book is about how the family copes with his loss and shows them that sometimes there are second chances at happiness. Love can come disguised and when least expected.
Have you read any memorable books?