Anneros Valensi Writes Her Memoir, “Where is Home?”
WWII survivor writes a story about courage and endurance during the war and how the aftermath affected her life.
This is not just a story of war, but also of overcoming the insecurity and fear one feels after harrowing circumstances in life.
War is waged by only a few men, but actually fought and felt by many more. Anneros Valensi’s “Where is Home?” tells the account of how author Anneros Valensi experienced the war in Germany, where many families and lives were also destroyed. This book shares the realities of what life was like during that time and what her family had to endure to stay alive.
“Where is Home?” is first told from the perspective of a six-year old Valensi when the war struck her and her family. She begins with the Russian occupation of her homeland, the trauma of an unsettled life, her family’s move to West Germany in 1946, the drafting of her father into the army, and life with her mother and four siblings when they didn’t have food and shelter. It continues on to tell how Valensi struggled to find inner peace even after the war ended, how because of her experiences early in life, she endured uncertainty and tried to find a place where she belonged. This is not just a story of war, but also of overcoming the insecurity and fear one feels after harrowing circumstances in life.
Reviewers have nothing but praise for this book. “Valensi effectively conveys the distress a young child would experience when forced to leave everything familiar by focusing on the small things, such as the pain of leaving a beloved doll behind and her ability to endure exile with the sanguine expectation that they will be reunited someday,” Kirkus Reviews has stated.
Chanticleer Book Reviews also writes: “Valensi gives us an inside look at her life, a different perspective of what life was like behind the “enemy” lines as a child. She chronicles her childhood filled with fear and uncertainty of growing up in a war-torn country to her young adulthood filled with pride and achievement in ‘Where is Home? ’ Her inspirational account will draw you right into the heart of a strong young person who never gave up the search for a better life.”
“Where is Home?”
By: Anneros Valensi
Softcover | 103 pages | 978-1-4582-273-3
Harcover | 103 pages | 978-1-4582-1272-6
Ebook | 103 pages | 978-1-4582-1271-9
Available at www.barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com
About the Author
Anneros Valensi was born in Falkenau, Silesia, East Germany in 1938. In 1945 she was evicted and lived in West Germany. Valensi became a registered nurse and moved to London, England in 1961, and then to the United States in 1966. She has two children and three grandchildren and currently lives in New York. If you’re looking for more information about Anneros Valensi and her book, please visit her website at http://annerosv.com for details.
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