Muriel Engelman’s extraordinary life stories are visualized from her earliest childhood memories over eighty years ago to the present.
She begins her fascinating narrative detailing her fascinating journey through childhood in
Lighter off-duty moments balanced out the threat of capture during the
Muriel shares vivid descriptions of the people, settings and memories in a timeless style that will transport everyone back to an era when the future of the world was uncertain and the bravery of those who sacrificed everything to protect
Her post-war stories, which comprise about two-thirds of the book, are oftentimes hilarious, detailing in a breezy manner her experiences in day-to-day living as well as in extensive foreign travel encounters before Europe and
We laugh through Muriel learning to ski; getting picked up by a handsome Italian or becoming an authority on different types of toileting, and we empathize with her when writing to the parents of a dead soldier patient, or when faced with the care of a mother-in-law diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Happy or sad, each story only whets the reader’s interest for more.