Laurie Unger Skinner

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Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children’s Home Society

A touching example of the power of storytelling, this book will appeal to readers of Before We Were Yours and those interested in family histories and issues related to adoption.


The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing

Readers of biography, history, and politics, and those interested in the effects of trauma on subsequent generations, will appreciate this thoughtful book.

In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Israeli Family and a Palestinian Family

The combination of historical research and conversations with these women and their families creates a distinctive account that shows the ongoing effects of the conflict on generations. Readers interested in seeing beyond stereotypes and political posturing will appreciate.


The Plateau

Paxson’s work offers a counterpoint to titles such a Anna Bikont’s The Crime and the Silence, which detailed how neighbors viciously turned on one another during World War II. Readers interested in World War II France, and anyone seeking reassurance that good exists in the world will appreciate this heartbreaking and hopeful text.


Scholars of Mayhem: My Father’s Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France

Guiet’s tribute to his father’s remarkable life will appeal to readers interested in World War II history and the American OSS and British SOE wartime spy agencies. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/18.]

Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir

This thoughtful chronicle of the love and acceptance between mother and daughter, the generational effects of the complicated cultural relations between Mexico and America, and caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's will appeal to readers interested in any or all of those subjects.

In Miniature: How Small

This thoughtful examination will appeal to readers who enjoy microhistories, as well as collectors, miniaturists, and anyone who knows one.

The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between

This story of innocents caught up in a humanitarian catastrophe brought on by hatred foreshadows current immigration controversies. Readers with an interest in refugee affairs, the Holocaust, and Jewish and German history will especially appreciate.

Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States

Readers interested in the history of Depression-era politics and social climate, or those curious about the dissemination of religious and racial prejudice will appreciate this book.

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