The Ambivalent Memoirist by Sandra Hurtes
Reviewed by Crystal
The self discovery theme of this book is what initially had me interested. The “who am I” and “where do I fit” premise was appealing. Her sorting through the life she’d always lived and tying that together with the her parents’ survival of the Holocaust, and then trying to figure out where she wanted to be made for a very engaging read. The writing flowed easily and therefore was easy to read, as is the case in a conversation. There were times when I could laugh with her and then again where I felt the sadness she described. This was definitely a book that grabs you and sucks you and your emotions in. I definitely recommend it if you like this sort of story.