Book review: Grand Forks woman writes about finding son
Her life begins in 1956 in Grand Forks . . . It is the story of "A Life Exposed" by Beverly Schlechter of Thousand Oaks, Calif. The author bares her sole as she describes the shame and disgrace of having a child as a teenager years ago. And it cl...
Her life begins in 1956 in Grand Forks . . .
It is the story of "A Life Exposed" by Beverly Schlechter of Thousand Oaks, Calif. The author bares her sole as she describes the shame and disgrace of having a child as a teenager years ago.
And it closes with the heart-rending description of finally meeting this child 56 years later. The joy far outweighs the heartache.
In between, Schlechter presents an astonishing, frank and honest story of life as she has lived it -- in Winnipeg, in Europe and now in California with her husband, Mark.
Schlechter is so open and honest about her road through life that it becomes a fascinating story -- one that she could not make up even if she tried. One of a kind that seldom is told -- and one that draws the reader in and commands attention through 258 pages.
"A Life Exposed" reflects Schlechter's zest for life and flare for adventure. She told her story as she sat with pen in hand at her kitchen table, leaving the computer transmission to her husband.
Though she has rubbed shoulders with dignitaries throughout her life, Schlechter is more at home with her handwriting than with a computer. She pens the words in a fascinating and captivating manner. She includes her innermost thoughts and feelings.
The second chapter of her book describes her late parents, "Happy Harry" and Fanya Gershman, of Grand Forks. And she tells of their escape from Russia through Germany and to Winnipeg. Her brother, Harold Gershman, is a businessman and president of the Grand Forks City Council.
Schlechter's description of her life in Winnipeg shows insights into that city. And while her first marriage failed, she raised two children -- Brent and Maria. Her book is dedicated to them and her newfound daughter, Susan, and to her grandchildren.
Not many have a life as full of adventure as Beverly Schlechter. Very few could tell their story in such an open and honest style. The book provides insights into life in Europe and relates the author's interest in gourmet cooking.
Her meeting her son, Marc Schlechter in London unfolds like a fairy tale.
The book, "A Life Exposed," by Beverly Schlechter is available on the internet through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
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