Loved the novel, but still hungry for more?
If you've devoured the last morsel of your savory book, but have a stomach that yearns for more, "Behind the Story" will be a most delightful surprise. Enjoy this basket full of hand-picked treats, compiled as an easy, concise, info-rich serving just for you! You'll be on a VIP tour where we will take you by the hand to show you what is behind the curtains, what is "Behind the Story".
Introducing: Behind the Story Series
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Re-read the original book RIGHT AFTER reading this book!
The original book suddenly became much richer and more enticing after I finished this Behind the Story, I HAD to open up the original book once more! Highly recommended!
From Sherry Lawson for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, February 22, 2012
A sneak peek of what's inside:
? Bibliography and resources, great as study guides or research resource.
? Trivia Questions and Discussion Starters, great for your book clubs!
?What was the inspiration behind the creation of this book??
According to Alyson Richman, several things served as her inspiration for writing The Lost Wife. Her initial inspiration was the desire to write about a lost Egon Schiele painting. She heard a story about a looted Klimt painting recently purchased by Ronald Lauder. But when she mentioned this to her agent, she informed Richman that the New York Times writer who had covered the story was also planning to write a nonfiction book about it. So that plan was busted. Furthermore, her agent wasn?t enthusiastic about it, saying it was a topic that would be hard to sell. Richman?s husband had the same reaction when she told him about it. But her fascination about art during the Holocaust, how people strived to create even under horrific circumstances and proved that the creative spirit cannot be suppressed by dire situations, did not go away. She just knew she had to find another way to go about it. (6)
So, she did more research. That was when she came upon Dina Gottliebova, a Czech painter who had survived Auschwitz because she had done a mural of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the children?s barracks there. Josef Mengele approached her about painting Gypsies he was ?studying? in his clinic, i.e. men and women he did horrific experiments with, and she agreed but only if she and her mother would be spared from the gas chamber. Further research about Dina revealed that she had been an art student in Prague before being sent to Terezin and working in what was called the Lautscher department, where prisoners made art reproductions, ornamentals and postcards that were sent and sold to people in Germany.
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Disclaimer: This work is not meant to replace, but to complement the original work. If you've loved the novel, then this is the book for you. It is educational in purpose, entertaining in nature, unauthorized and unofficial. It is a digestive work produced to stimulate the appetite and to encourage readers to appreciate the original work even more.