Lutz, FL (Vocus) March 20, 2010
Author Golda Fruchter Brunhild recalls her grandmother Sara Barscht Goldschrader as always being warm and loving, gentle and giving, always with a smile and a hug. But more than that, she was an amazing woman who through great effort, and many personal tribulations succeeded in realizing the American Dream. Brunhild shares Grandma Gold’s story as well as those of her loving and numerous family members in Mishbucha—The Family.
Family—mishbucha—was always Grandma Gold’s focus, from the very beginning of her life in the small Polish shtetle, the village of Ostraviska. Family surrounded her there—yes, often critical, overwhelming, and disagreeing among themselves, yet always offering love and support. Yiddish was their language—the mother language of the Jews of Eastern Europe. Today, it is considered out of date. In writing the story of her ancestors’ lives, the author has used some of the more Yiddish terms, some now even in use by non-Jews of the modern world.
Mishbucha—The Family is a fictionalized version of stories and legends that came down in Brunhild’s family over the generations. The author combines imagination and facts to create a dramatic retelling of their family’s lives. While the major events in the story are based on actual events, basically it is still a work of fiction. Filled with fascinating characters and an engaging plot, readers are sure to enjoy this entertaining read.
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About the Author
Golda Fruchter Brunhild was born in Los Angeles, but spent only about ten years of her life in that city. Following her marriage and UCLA graduation in 1951, she and her husband, a University Professor, moved to Tampa, Florida. Here they raised their four children. For approximately thirty years Mrs. Brunhild also managed the family business. Finally retired, now at 79 years of age, she has taken the opportunity to fulfill her lifelong dreams of writing. She begins with a story that demands to be told--her grandmother's life.
Mishbucha—The Family * by Golda Fruchter Brunhild
Publication Date: March 17, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 301 pages; 978-1-4500-4378-6
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