Book Spotlight: Becoming Alice By Alice Rene with Amazon Giveaway

BECOMING ALICE: A Memoir

By:  Alice Rene

Published: August 29, 2008

Non-Fiction

Every day I hear about a book that I want to read and this is one I wanted to tell you about, even though I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.  I am always intrigued by memoirs and stories from the Holocaust.  They are always so gripping, heartbreaking, often hopeful.  I am sharing this book with you as part of the PUMP UP YOUR BOOK book tour.  I’ve added it to my list of books to read and I think you should too.

Six-year-old
Ilse watches Nazi soldiers march down her street in Vienna, Austria. It is the
beginning of an odyssey that will take her to Riga, Latvia, and finally to
Portland, Oregon. Becoming Alice chronicles her Jewish family’s harrowing
escape and struggle as immigrants to fit into the American landscape. The added
problems of growing up within a troubled family cloud her childhood and adolescence.

Ilse
changes her name to Alice. Not until she moves into a boarding house in
Berkeley, surrounded by girls from a patchwork of cultures, does she make peace
with her true identity. Becoming Alice brilliantly showcases Rene’s triumph
over adversity, identity crisis, and the sometimes debilitating power of family
ties.

Praise for BECOMING ALICE:
“Strongly
recommended a deftly written memoir that will hold the reader’s rapt attention
from beginning to end.”
-Midwest Book Review

“Her ability to authentically capture the bewilderment and pain of dislocation
through a child’s eyes – including the disharmony in her immediate family –
makes for engaging reading that will resonate with young adults everywhere.”
-Beth B. Cohen, Ph.D., author of Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in America,
1946-1954

Alice Rene – photo source
Alice Rene holds a master’s degree in social welfare. She lives with her
husband in Southern California. For more on Alice and her story, visit her website at http://www.alicerene.com/

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