Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Marika

“Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul…”
- William Ernest Henley



With apologies to Henley, I’m back! This time with a new book called Marika. There are several Marika titles around, but I think you’ll enjoy this one. It’s all about the life of a remarkable woman, richly fictionalized to fill in the many personal events in her life.

Marika grows up in Budapest during WWII, and as a child and preteen, does what she can to help fellow Jews by carrying forged documents.

At 16, she escapes to New York, proceeds to college in Tennessee, and becomes a leading psychologist.

Her life is marred by a series of painful marriages, but she perseveres to reach her goals.

If you would like to follow the adventures of a courageous woman, try this book - Marika