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Open Heart
Open Heart | Elie Wiesel
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Translated by Marion Wiesel A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time. Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and the survivors? His ongoing questioning of Godwhere has it led? Is there hope for mankind? The worlds tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice has given us this luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets and abiding faith of a remarkable man.
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Singout
Open Heart | Elie Wiesel
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This was short and beautiful: a significant Holocaust survivor's reflection on having had open-heart surgery at age 82 and the questions, fears, memories, and values it raised. He looks at whether he has done enough, his relationship with his father and son, his relationship with his own body, and desire for a future that might not come.
#Booked2021 #Blackjack21
#Nonfiction2021 #SomethingAboutHope

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Open Heart | Elie Wiesel
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AmyG ABSOLUTELY. 12mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG On view daily. Astounding. 12mo
AmyG Mindboggling. I will just never understand. 😢 12mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 12mo
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NaomiO I truly appreciate this, as someone who is Canadian who is urging people to vote but also as a Jewish person and a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Seeing this gives me a little bit of hope. 💜 1y
TheBookHippie @NaomiO I‘m Jewish as well I am so glad my great grandma & grandma are not alive to see this ...I‘m hugely outspoken as a result one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz made me promise her I‘d always use my voice and I do. I don‘t think people understand this is how Hitler started. Exact same. 1y
NaomiO @TheBookHippie Exactly, we will not be silent, silence will only add fuel to the ignorance and uneducated . 💜 1y
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megnews
Open Heart | Elie Wiesel
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“Since God is, He is to be found in the questions as well as in the answers.”
“My life? I go on breathing from minute to minute, from prayer to prayer.”
In this quick read, Wiesel looks back over his life and contemplates life‘s meaning after his open heart surgery.

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sophierayton
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This was my first Elie Wiesel book and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was already familiar with him and his work.
This is a nice, short, sweet memoir about things that matter most in life.

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RaRenfrow
Open Heart | Elie Wiesel
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Next books for the #24in48 #readathon ! They also happen to all have key words for my Feb book club challenge (so im a tiny bit cheating and starting early 🙈) #24in48readathon

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LiteraryMind
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#DiverseReads - This may have been a quick read, but nothing short of honesty, beauty, and a profound respect for what mankind endures despite ones suffering. #Holocaust #Survivor

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LiteraryMind
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#DiverseReads at the Dollar General! My favorite store for treasured finds. Never doubt the power of a dollar! 💵

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