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Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir
Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir | Amy Kurzweil
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Flying Couch, Amy Kurzweils debut, tells the stories of three unforgettable women. Amy weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile. Captivated by Bubbes story, Amy turns to her sketchbooks, teaching herself to draw as a way to cope with what she discovers. Entwining the voices and histories of these three wise, hilarious, and very different women, Amy creates a portrait not only of what it means to be part of a family, but also of how each generation bears the imprint of the past.
A retelling of the inherited Holocaust narrative now two generations removed, Flying Couch uses Bubbes real testimony to investigate the legacy of trauma, the magic of family stories, and the meaning of home. With her playful, idiosyncratic sensibility, Amy traces the way our memories and our families shape who we become. The result is this bold illustrated memoir, both an original coming-of-age story and an important entry into the literature of the Holocaust.
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rachelm
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Sending out this #groupg #lmpbc pick tomorrow in the mail! Liked it— lots about identity that we inherit and family history that we discover.

LibrarianRyan Cool. 2w
Johanna414 Can‘t wait! I haven‘t even touched mine yet - I‘ve got all of next week off for Thanksgiving so it‘s top of my list. 2w
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rachelm
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My #graphicnovel and #comics shelf at work. That counts as work, right?

LibrarianRyan of course! 3mo
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megnews
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Author Amy Kurzweil shares her grandma‘s story of hiding and loss during the Holocaust and the psychological impact on 3 generations as she herself grapples with what her identity means to her. At times sad, at others funny, this #graphicmemoir tells the story of how life goes on, though changed.

Book 49/90 2/2/19

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megnews
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More #mapsinbooks.
University map labels:
-you can‘t park here even though you want to
-decent spot for picnics and/or making out
-bookstore ($!)
😂I already love this author.

Soubhiville How fun! 10mo
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megnews
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I love #mapsinbooks. This floor plan has fun labels like:
-living room (good for reading)
-guest room (where dad sleeps when he snores)
-and a million books on the floor.

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Not the greatest graphic memoir I‘ve ever read, but enjoyable nonetheless. It follows the lives of the author, her mother, and her grandmother. Most of the book is about the grandmother surviving the holocaust, which I thought were the best parts. I also really like the illustration style. 3/5 ⭐️

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Clwojick
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Sleepy #OscarMeyer is soaking up the fireplace heat while I finish up the last few pages of this graphic memoir. 💗

#graphicnovels #illustrated #artwork #comic #gn #graphic #librarybooks #libraryloans #ilovemylibrary #weekendreading #novemberreads

TricksyTails 👋😻 Hi Oscar! 😘 2y
Texreader Adorable!!! 2y
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Clwojick
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queerbookreader
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Breathtaking graphic memoir showcasing the lives and legacies of three generations of Jewish women. I devoured it in one morning. Highlyyyyy recommend.

I have no idea why the lighting in my room is so purple right now 😱

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Sace
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Mehso-so

The grandmother's story seemed to be the more linear story so it was easier to follow. The rest felt like a jumble to me and it was hard for me to get.

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KCorter
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This story was so wonderful. Granted, I am incredibly biased. I am addicted to graphic memoirs and will enjoy them no matter what because of how much I enjoy that style of storytelling. This one was especially good.

I loved the little details. All of the maps and routes and floorplans (especially of Amy's childhood home) were charming. I will need to add the books from her many bookshelves to my TBR!

This lovely illustration was my favorite.

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emtobiasz
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Breakfast for lunch on the porch and a new graphic memoir from the library 🍳🥑🍞🧀

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Jokila
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Lindy Pretty photo. 😊 3y
Jokila Thanks @Lindy ! ☺️💕 3y
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Erynecki
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I picked up Flying Couch after hearing Amy Kurzweil on The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's Podcast. The graphic novel explores the relationship between the author, her mother, and her grandmother (a Holocaust survivor).

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JewishBookCouncil
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In New York City tonight? Join us at "Ink Bleeds History: Reclaiming and Redrawing the Jewish Image in Comics" TONIGHT (Thursday, November 3) at the Museum of Jewish Heritage to hear graphic authors Amy Kurzweil, Miriam Libicki, Joel Golombeck, Michael Weber, and Eli Valley talk about subverting centuries of antisemitic depictions of Jews in cartoons and #comics by twisting those same art forms to tell their own Jewish narratives! #JewLit

JewishBookCouncil Find out more about tonight's event (and register for free admission) here: http://bit.ly/2bTM5se 3y
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ChristiCraigAuthor
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"Humor is mortar. It binds the bridge between the real and the unimaginable, between all we've lost, and what we can't get rid of." #AmReading

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Lupita.Reads
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I am staring to realize I have a super sweet spot for graphic memoirs that explore establishing your self identity. Especially the ones that dig deep into childhood and your families past to understand what contributes to who you become. Completely recommend this! Definitely one of my favorite graphic novels I've read this year.

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Lupita.Reads
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HAPPY MONDAY! "I'm always mining life for a good story, but all I ever see, I fear is just my own reflection" ??❤️

read_diverse_books Hehe, love it! 3y
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