Celebrating New Releases by Members of our Community
Changes, Challenges, Choices…and a lot of luck, a memoir by Ursula K. Gobets
This captivating memoir takes Ursula from her birth in Berlin in 1926 where she lived through Germany’s depression and recovery to World War II’s utter defeat and destruction during during the Nazi years. Shortly after the blockade and airlift of West Berlin in 1948/1949, she was able to immigrate to the USA. She tells of her life in her new country, of marriage and family and the big adventure of moving from New York to California in search of a new life. She ends this memoir in 1961, when she is thirty-five years old.
Click here to find it on Amazon through our UUFS donation link in large-format paperback.
The Woven Flag by Margaret Fourt Goka
Marge Goka’s latest book of poems, The Woven Flag, is a poetry anthology about home and family, places, animals, inspirations, and questions and answers. Marge has written poetry since she was young, and wrote these poems as her children grew up and established their own separate lives.
This book has been published by Book Venture in Michigan and is available through them in paperback, pdf, epub and Kindle formats, and is available from Amazon here (using our UUFS Donation link) in paperback. Congratulations Marge!
Women’s Book Group
“Pedro, one of four brothers called Los Infantes of Portugal’s royal family, at age eighteen, bloods his jewel-encrusted sword in battle and is dubbed a knight. Chosen by his English mother, Queen Philippa, he gathers a retinue of nobles and begins a journey across fifteenth century Europe as his kingdom’s diplomatic ambassador. Unlike his father, King João, he has gentilesse, the manners and courtesy needed in the royal courts of kings from London to Rome. Journey with Pedro, A Genteel Knight, in his adventures eluding assassins, bastards, ladies-in-waiting, even a cuckolded husband.”
Jo Ford is a UUFS member and a widely traveled author of four previous historical novels. As a modern traveler she has been to the places Prince Pedro plausibly journeyed five centuries ago.
We will discuss this book on Thursday, August 24th at Marge Goka’s. A Genteel Knight is available from Amazon’s UUFS Donation page in paperback and Kindle versions. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Social Action Book Group
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie R. Hochschild
Arlie Hochschild is a sociologist from Berkeley who hits the road to meet citizens who hold political views on the opposite end of the spectrum. Her goal is to really listen to their views and try to come to an understanding of the current American political divide.