"Only a son could capture this passionate spirit, who escaped both Adolf Hitler and Joe McCarthy."
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012
All his life, Henry Massie had listened to his mother’s tales and wanted to share them.
She was an escapee from a Polish shtetl wiped out by the Nazis, a high school political activist in Lithuania, a university student in France who lost her first love tragically, a partisan for Arab-Jewish co-existence in Palestine who was caught in the first intifada in 1936, and a penniless arrival to America in 1937. Yet when she died, she had amassed one of the most important collections of modern art in the world and was a university lecturer on the subject.
She moved in many worlds. And in every one she made her mark.
Patty Friedmann, award-winning author of darkly comic novels TOO JEWISH and ELEANOR RUSHING says, "Henry Massie never blinks as he creates an astonishing chronicle of a life in diaspora. Only a son could capture this passionate spirit, who escaped both Adolf Hitler and Joe McCarthy."
FELICE'S WORLDS may be purchased in electronic format only for $4.99 through publisher booksBnimble or at amazon.com.
Henry Massie is a psychiatrist, award-winning author, and pioneering researcher in the field of autism. FELICE'S WORLDS--FROM THE HOLOCAUST TO THE HALLS OF MODERN ART is the memoir and biography of his mother, a brilliant and beautiful woman who participated in many of the most critical periods of the 20th Century. Massie lives with his wife, author Bridget Connelly, in Berkeley, California. His daughter and granddaughter, Felice, live nearby. He practices psychiatry in Berkeley and has been a professor of psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.
For more information about FELICE'S WORLDS, or to schedule an interview with the author, please visit booksBnimble.com or contact publisher Julie Smith at julieorleans (at) cox (dot) net.