As the product of a fifth generation Kansas farming family, Smarsh takes a look at the corrosive impact inter-generational poverty and the class divide that people can face if they are thought to be less because they earn less. She has first hand knowledge about the lives of the poor and working-class Americans living in the middle of our country.
Al love story in the midst of the horror, terror and destruction of World War II, the Holocaust and the Auschwitz-Birkenay gas chambers. The story is based on the true story of Lale Sokolov and Gita, their lives and love during the war and how they found each other afterwards. A tale of the human spirit that soars and causes a tear or two to be shed in one of the best books in the last five years.
One evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine, three teenage friends wait for the movie to start. A boy flirts with a girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shop. Then the shooters arrived. The carnage lasts only eight minutes before the killers are taken down. But for those who live through it, the effects last forever. One dedicates himself to a law enforcement career. Another tries to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room--until she finds a way to pour her emotions into art. But someone isn't satisfied with the shocking death toll. As the survivors slowly heal, another conspirator lies in wait -- and there may be nowhere to hide.