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Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir Paperback – April 4, 2017
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“Interwoven with the story of Gendler's great-aunt and illustrated with family photographs, the author's story offers an intimate and interesting . . . look at one woman's life choices and their outcomes . . . [a] candid and heartfelt memoir.”
“Piercing. The silver lining of hope, faith, and healing will leave readers stirred.”
“Jumping Over Shadows is a timely and thought-provoking book, one that I urge people of all faiths and backgrounds to read and reread.”
—Windy City Reviews
“Gendler skillfully integrates the history of her family, which she meticulously researched, with her own modern love story.”
—Jewish Book Council
“Is it a fair comparison when the author weaves her love story with that of her great-aunt who married a Jew in Czechoslovakia fifty years before? It turns out it is.”
—Story Circle Book Reviews
About the Author
Annette Gendler is a writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Tablet Magazine, Bella Grace, and Artful Blogging, to name a few. She served as the 2014–2015 writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Illinois. Born in New Jersey, she grew up in Munich, Germany, and lives in Chicago with her husband and three children. Visit her at www.annettegendler.com.
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I brought the book on a recent plane ride. Annette combines world and family history along with personal reflection into such a compelling story, I was actually annoyed when I had to stop reading to get off the plane. That's the ultimate compliment since I hate flying! Beautiful work, thank you for sharing this incredible story.
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My book club had the pleasure of hosting Annette and it was an amazing experience to both talk with...Read more