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The Sugar Men

Written by: Ray Kingfisher
Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Sixty-four years ago, Susannah Morgan managed to flee the horrors of the Holocaust. But the memories of that childhood ordeal have proven impossible to sweep away.

For most of her new life spent settled in sleepy North Carolina, the flashbacks have been a lonely obsession - one she has hidden from her family, and about which her heart is torn. Because for all the pain and the cruelty of those terrible years, she harbours sweet memories too, of unexpected friends who risked their own lives in order to save hers. As Susannah’s time on earth draws to a close, her innermost thoughts of those long-gone days become questions - ones that demand answers.

Against the wishes of her children, Susannah returns to Germany and the scene of unspeakable crimes. There she will come face to face with the Holocaust’s terrible, wretched legacy, and will finally make peace with the ghosts of her past.

©2016 Ray Kingfisher. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Denise C.
  • 2019-10-02

Fantastic book!

A very thoughtful, personal story of a Jewish girl as she struggled to survive the Holocaust. I don't frequently cry while reading, but this story had me going several times. I'll be looking into other titles by Ray Kingfisher.

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  • Lois Sumser
  • 2019-07-27

Breath taking writing

This book will be in my heart for a long while. I just loved the narrator, who made the story alive.

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  • JeanAnn Trombley
  • 2019-05-20

Brutally Honest & Eye Opening

This book was excellent and I loved the narrator. This book finally helped me understand why survivors of the Holocaust often don't speak of the horrors of what life was like in the death camps. After the war, many people were told to put the past in the past and move forward. This shows how impossible it is to forget. This was right up there with the Tattooist of Auschwitz. Highly recommend.

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  • Cat
  • 2019-12-01

Emotional

Beautifully written and performed by the narrator. You will experience a wide range of emotions in this book. A must read for anyone interested in the holocaust on a personal level. I will miss Susana.....

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  • Donna (Girl Who Reads)
  • 2019-11-28

A good WWII story

A good WWII story. It is about a Holocaust survivor at the end of her life as she reflects on her past. I liked that we got to see glimpses of what happened to her after the war. How she dealt with the trauma and how those around her understood her trauma (very little it turns out). So many WWII stories I've read end with the liberation of concentration camps and you learn very little about what happened immediately following the end of the war and beyond. The audiobook was well done.

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  • ashley
  • 2019-10-17

A good read.

It was a great story over all. I felt it was a little spread out and could have been a shorter story. Still having the same ending.

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  • H. Young
  • 2019-09-26

great book

Sad, but lovely story about love, loss, and closure. If you only order one book this month, I highly recommend this one.

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  • Sharron
  • 2019-06-07

beautiful story

this is an amazing story of what a mind and body can endure. And still find hope and love in this world.

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  • Tessa
  • 2019-05-09

Phenomenal

This was so captivating. Loved it and would recommend this author and book to everyone.

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  • Evelyn Schumacher
  • 2019-04-11

Heart stopping, detailed

I have read a lot about the holocost, but this book broke my heart for what they had to endure and overrcome. Highly recommended!

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