Shards Of War won an Indie award for the best Memoir in 2010. In 1941, two teen siblings flee their home on foot in Dubno, Poland, now Ukraine, just ahead of the advancing Germans. Michael G. Kesler tells the true, gripping story of his and his sister’s travels and life in the Soviet Union, providing chilling accounts of earth-shaking events of World War II.
“Michael portrays in shattering detail the improbable survival of most Polish Jews who eluded the Holocaust by fleeing to the Soviet Union. The memoir offers a novel, absolutely essential perspective on the catastrophic events of World War II.” – Atina Grossmann, professor of history, Cooper Union, New York
“It’s very well written and tells an extraordinary story with much passion, empathy and skill.” – Omer Bartov, professor of history, Brown University
SHARDS OF WAR: FLEEING TO & FROM UZBEKISTAN (ISBN: 78-1-60976-994-
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Kesler’s most recent book, Hurdles: When Cancer Strikes a Family has just been listed as a finalist by Indie Excellence under the category of Cancer.
There are many hurdles that we face in life. This compelling and heartrending story tells of one family’s desperate struggle for survival in the face of an illness alleviated by love and devotion, as well as a deep commitment to life.
The author addresses breast cancer, which afflicts nearly 200,000 women in America each year. He writes from the viewpoint of a husband and father of four young children. Michael and Raquel, his wife-to-be, arrive as students in this country, meet, get married, and begin their professional careers, he as a chemical engineer and she, a pediatrician. Ambition and drive, traits they forged during their formative, horrific years in World War II, helped them achieve great professional success and an enviable lifestyle. But a cyst on Raquel’s breast cruelly reverses their fortunes.
“When I learned that my wife’s cyst had turned malignant and imminently threatened her life, I stumbled, losing my business as well as sanity,” Michael recalls. He recovers to resume his professional career and to assume the reins of the troubled household, helping his children overcome the hurdles posed by their mother’s illness and death. This book is must-read for victims of breast cancer and their caregivers. His contributor on the book was Dr. Howard Paul, Ph.D., ABPP, FAClinP, an internationally prominent clinical psychologist.
“I read Hurdles in one day. I want to tell how incredibly touched I was reading it. I thought the story and the writing were fabulous and very moving.” – Linda Lidor, occupational therapist
About the Author: Michael G. Kesler, Ph.D., is a chemical engineer, a graduate of MIT and NYU. Since his retirement in 2006, he has written several highly praised books. He and his wife, Professor Barbara Reed, live in East Brunswick, New Jersey, and head a family of six children and 11 grandchildren.
HURDLES: WHEN CANCER STRIKES A FAMILY (Kindle ISBN:978-1-62857-
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