Bliss, Remembered by Frank Deford

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At the 1936 Berlin Olympics the beautiful Sydney Stringfellow begins an intense love affair with a German but the affair abruptly ends when political forces tear them apart.

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Published July 8, 2010 by Overlook Books. 352 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sportswriter and novelist Deford (The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball, 2008, etc.) returns to fiction with a love story set at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and stateside during World War II.

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Historical Novel Society

Although we meet many of the characters central to that Olympics, such as the American swimmer Eleanor Holm, Hitler’s movie director Leni Riefenstahl, and the dictator himself, the work is first a love story, and a lovely memory of a youth well-lived.

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North Jersey

Plenty of people know Frank Deford as an award-winning sportswriter or the guy with the loud outfits on HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel," but who knew he had a soft spot for Nicholas Sparks novels?

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