Back to Bremen

Back to Bremen

by Cecelia Wilson

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BN ID: 2940157159559
Publisher: Meath Press
Publication date: 03/22/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 783,359
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

For more than a decade, Cecelia Wilson has been the Feature Writer for Searcy Living magazine. Over the years, she has penned articles introducing readers to governors, senators, Grammy Award-winning musicians, and individuals from all walks of life. In addition to writing articles, books, and youth plays, Cecelia is a singer, pastor’s wife, play director, and acts in community theaters, commercials, film, and television.

Born and raised in Batesville, Cecelia graduated from Batesville High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cecelia lives in central Arkansas with her husband, Dennis, but manages to check in often with her grown son and daughter, Cody and Cheyenne.

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Back to Bremen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story grips you from the opening, portraying young children desperate for basic human survival during the Third Reich. The writer beautifully portrays a mother grasping to keep her family together, making decisions that will impact her children forever.
Suzy Oakley More than 1 year ago
WWII from a different perspective Most of the World War II stories I’ve read have been about soldiers, POWs, concentration camps and/or families hiding Jews from the Nazis. Not so in Back to Bremen, the true story of a German family forced to evacuate across the country amid the constant barrage of Allied bombs on their neighborhood and city. “I remember being sad and excited at the same time. None of us wanted to leave, but we were also more than eager to escape bombs, death, and fear,” says the now-grown Edith Ropke, age 3 when the story begins. The protagonist, now known as Edith Harris, survived the war, married a U.S. soldier and raised a family in the U.S. Eventually she met author Cecelia Wilson, who was fascinated by Edith’s story and vowed to tell it someday. The tale she brings is as gripping as any WWII story I’ve read or watched. The story is told from little Edith’s perspective, but her mother, Martha Ropke, is at the heart of it. “Always stay together,” Mutti (Mother) taught her children in an effort to keep them safe. The mantra was etched in each child’s memory as Marta led Edith and seven of her siblings through the war-torn countryside to safety. The story is of the family’s journey to return home to Bremen. I won’t spoil it for you, but I’ll say that I had the privilege of meeting Edith and one of her daughters at a book signing a few months ago. When I went home, I couldn’t put the book down.