• Title: Remembering Sam: A Wartime Story of Love, Loss, and Redemption
  • Author: David Everitt
  • ISBN: 9781566637640
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Remembering Sam A Wartime Story of Love Loss and Redemption A death in the family opens memories of another loss suffered years earlier in the closing days of World War II A letter in the mail brings a new dimension to that earlier death and unsettles an old
    A death in the family opens memories of another loss suffered years earlier, in the closing days of World War II A letter in the mail brings a new dimension to that earlier death and unsettles an old, accepted version of events In this tender remembrance, David Everitt recounts the story of his mother s first marriage to a man named Sam Kramer, a soldier fighting againstA death in the family opens memories of another loss suffered years earlier, in the closing days of World War II A letter in the mail brings a new dimension to that earlier death and unsettles an old, accepted version of events In this tender remembrance, David Everitt recounts the story of his mother s first marriage to a man named Sam Kramer, a soldier fighting against Nazi Germany who was killed on his unit s next to last day of combat Everitt begins to explore this hidden chapter in his mother s life after his father s sudden death from cardiac arrest in 1999, when memories reemerge about the first time his mother had to contend with the loss of a beloved spouse Previously uncomfortable about examining the life of the man who preceded his father, Everitt now sees the need for completing this corner of the family portrait.

    One Reply to “Remembering Sam: A Wartime Story of Love, Loss, and Redemption”

    1. Forget a star rating. This book needs a KLEENEX rating. I'd give it a 5 hankie rating. Good thing I was reading it after everyone had gone to sleep because tears were rolling down my face towards the end of the book. What makes this one stand out is knowing it was true. I'd say 75% of the WWII books I read are novels but 25% are nonfiction.

    2. This was a beautiful, elegiac little book written by a son who worked to preserve the unique and heartbreaking WWII experiences of his mother, the former Sylvia Honigman. You sense that this book is a labor of love on the part of the author, who clearly adores and respects his mother. Everitt had a happy childhood and his mother's first husband, Sam Kramer, was a kind of mythic figure as he was growing up. The author painstakingly documents Sam and Sylvia's courtship and eventual marriage throug [...]

    3. Picked up at the dollar store. Good read. Wondered if Sam's wife stayed in touch with Sam's family- the only hanging thread that I wish the author had elaborated on.

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