From the Danube to the Hudson by Katherine Griesz

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This book is a memoir, the tale of my childhood and later years. It is also the story of my family, set against the sociological, historical and political happenings of the 20th century. It talks vividly about the horrors of the Holocast
in Budapest, Hungary, followed by several years of brutal Communnist dictatorship and life behind the Iron Curtain. It deals with the intimate personal stories of the protagonists, the enforced parting between parent and child, the loss of home, social position and financial stability and the difficulty of being an immigrant. But most of all, it is the story of enduring struggle in the face of terrible odds and the ultimate survival of the human spirit.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published February 12, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 492 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History.

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In the 1930s, young mother Magda largely spent her life shopping, visiting friends and commanding her German nanny to parade around Magda’s young daughter Kati for guests.

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Upon turning the first page of Katherine Griesz’s memoir, From the Danube to the Hudson, one embarks on a journey through the history of Hungary as seen through the eyes of the author and her family.

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