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Searching for Fritzi
In the summer of 1994, journalist Carol Bergman traveled to Vienna with her elderly mother, a Holocaust refugee, and her daughter. Together, these three generations of women uncovered their family's history and the Austrian complicity in the Nazi genocide.
Like other children of the Holocaust, Carol Bergman grew up oblivious to her parents' story of resistance and escape. Breaking her mother's silence and recording an oral history grew into a hunt for a missing cousin, Fritzi Burger, the Olympic ice skating champion who disappeared at the beginning of the war and the resurfaced during the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan affair. But the search for Fritzi's story dead-ended in Vienna and the original manuscript was published before Fritzi had been truly "found." Then, in 2008, Fritzi Burger surfaced again in an email to the author from a former soldier in General MacArthur's army. In this revised and updated edition of "Searching for Fritzi," there is suspense, revelation and closure.
Water Baby; Five Novellas
From writer Carol Bergman comes a second collection of five unconventional novellas: Water Baby, The View From Here, Lost to Sight, Will Wonders Never Cease and The Unforgiven. Told from the point of view of a baby, a kidnapped bride, a country doctor, Houdini and Freud, and a young Pilgrim woman, each story is set in a diverse time and place. Elegiac, tragic or sensuous, Bergman evokes the complexities of life as it is challenged and transformed.
From journalist and essayist Carol Bergman comes an unconventional murder mystery, ďSay Nothing,Ē set in upstate New York. Private Investigator Margaret Singer and New York State Police Senior Investigator Charlie Griffith team up to solve the disappearance of a decorated Iraq veteran, David Rizzo. Not far into the investigation, the seasoned detectives realize that the young manís disappearance is only one of several related crimes committed in their jurisdiction and that the FBI has taken a controlling interest in the case and invoked the Patriot Act. When Davidís girlfriend and a young Afghan girl are found murdered, the case becomes even more complex and challenging. At each turn in the investigation, the sense of danger intensifies. Is the government protecting a killer? Will David be found dead or alive?
"Baby Mae" started out in Vaudeville in 1900 and went on to become a star of stage, screen, radio, and television. Her unique blend of wit, sexual innuendo, and self-parody delighted millions, but she was often denounced as "immoral." Among the first to dramatize interracial marriage and homosexuality, she battled the forces of censorship throughout her professional life.
Another Day in Paradise; International Humanitarian Workers Tell Their Stories
A powerful anthology of first-person stories by aid workers. From Afghanistan to Cambodia, Rwanda to Vietnam, Ecuador to Bosnia, these stories reveal how it really is on the ground in the world's hot spots. Covering natural disaster, war, and all-too-fragile peace, these emotionally raw accounts open an uncensored window onto the lives of aid workers and the triumphs and tragedies of the people they are trying to help in a troubled world.
Sitting for Klimt; Five Novellas
Each story evokes the work of a famous artistóGustav Klimt, Marc Chagall, John Singer Sargent, Maria Izquierdo, and a Sumerian woman working in Egypt during the reign of Akhenaton and Nefertiti more than three thousand years ago. Bergman explores the artistsí models, families, and the times in which they lived. Loosely based on historical research, these stories are gems of color, light, and love. Told in a variety of literary styles from first and third person to realistic and magically real, Sitting for Klimt is an elegant portrayal of the artistic mind.