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Promise Me by Nancy Brinker: Book Review

Promise Me
By Nancy Brinker

Promise Me: How a sister's love launched
the global movement to end Breast Cancer
By Nancy Brinker

Nancy Brinker is the late sister of Susan G. Koman.
Susan, known as Suzy. She was born in Peoria, Ill  1943 after came Nancy three years later.

They were raised by Jewish parents. Their parents,  taught them the importance of Tzedakah",  acts of kindness.

Suzy and Nancy's mother was a founding member of  the Red Cross. She also was helping people in need.
She would make a meatloaf for their ill neighbor. She would bring a gift basket of diapers of a single woman without family. She would weed someone's garden if they were not able to.  She had a strong sense of community.  This led the way for the girls sense of community and what was yet to come for Nancy.

Nancy was the  tomboy,trailblazer, outspoken and book smart. Nancy was like their mother.  Where Susy was homecoming queen and  interested in becoming a wife and mother. Suzy was like t…

Booker Prize Awarded

The Booker Prize is awarded to a author from England or the Commonwealth of the British Isles. You can read about the Booker Prize here.  You can also read about the short and long list. This is a nice website about the authors and their books.  A Jewish author, Howard Jacobson  won the prize for his novel the Finkel Question.  You can read my thoughts on Bagels, Books and Schmooze.

Here is a article by WSJ, and another article by the Associate Press.

On another note, The National Book Award short list was announced.  Another, Jewish author was recognized for her work.  The Great House by Nicole Krauss.

Congratulations to both of these authors!!!