A prize-winning Dutch journalist’s unsparing memoir of growing up amid the excesses, triumphs, and devastation of post–World War II Europe.
What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to symbolize not only his father’s tragically misguided allegiance but also a shattered marriage and ultimately the unconscionable separation of a mother and son.
In this revelatory memoir, the author confronts his parents’ complex past as he reconstructs the fortunes and disillusions of an entire family upheaved during the changes of twentieth-century Europe. The Münninghoffs were driven by greed, rebellion, and rage. An embattled dynasty, they were torn between the right and the wrong side of history. Their saga haunted Alexander’s life for the next seventy years.
Only in reconciling with them can this man find the courage to move forward as son and heir to the startling legacy of a flawed yet grand tradition.
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From the bestselling author of The Hundred-Year Flood comes an incredibly entertaining and profoundly affecting tour de force about a Korean American man’s strange and ordinary attempts to exist.
Matt Kim is always tired. He keeps passing out. His cat is dead. His wife and daughter have left him. He’s estranged from his adoptive family. People bump into him on the street as if he isn’t there.
He is pretty sure he’s disappearing. His girlfriend, Yumi, is less convinced. But then she runs into someone who looks exactly like her, and her doppelgänger turns out to have dated someone who looks exactly like Matt. Except the other Matt was superior in every way. He was clever, successful, generous, and beloved—until one day he suddenly and completely vanished without warning. How can Matt Kim protect his existence when a better version of him wasn’t able to? Or is his worse life a reason for his survival?
Set in a troubling time in which a presidential candidate is endorsed by the KKK and white men in red hats stalk Harvard Square, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear is a haunting and frighteningly funny novel about Asian American stereotypes, the desires that make us human, puns, and what happens to the self when you have to become someone else to be seen.
In this mainstream page-turner, Christ’s DNA is discovered in an ancient relic—and used to create a clone. This is the story of Jesus’ human twin, and his quest for identity in Twenty-first Century America. Who will this young man be exactly?
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What are the attributes of a good man or woman? Why we should cherish our family? Whose advice should we accept? Can an absent man lead his family – and can a woman lead alone? Is the judicial system for handling family separation in alignment with God’s law and judgement? What are the indicators of a pending divorce - and how can you prevent it? How to detect true love? When should parents discipline - and how to do it correctly? When is the appropriate time for children to leave the nest? Expressed in an endearing letter to my children, Dear Son exposes my vulnerabilities as I express my feelings due to the loss of my children. As I navigate my struggles, I began to understand the importance of putting God first. This is my sincere journey of love and obedience as I share my experiences of life separated from my family.
A wonderfully illustrated modern-day children's fable to plant the seed of resourcefulness and a take-action mentality.
What do you do when a singing goat gives you some bread and water? Follow along as ingenuity turns a small gift into something marvelous. Beautifully illustrated, The Mountain and The Goat starts with a chance encounter with a singing goat that take the reader on a journey of bartering and decision-making and end with afternoon nap.
Written by the founder of multiple companies as well as the founder of National Entrepreneurs Day.
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"A heartwarming and affecting novel centered around the love between mothers and daughters."
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