Book Resources

 

 

 

Here you will find a growing list of English language books that I have read in the process of writing Silvia’s story. I have no intention of writing book reviews as there are plenty enough elsewhere, but, suffice it to say, if a book has made it to this list, it is worthy of reading. Should you have a book recommendation, please contact me. I am always grateful for new insight.

Furthermore, I have included a link to Amazon for general reference purposes, but I am a long-standing patron of independent bookstores and libraries. With Silvia’s research, I remain deeply appreciative of the librarian and the interlibrary loan services with the Cabot Public Library. This to say, use your local services, when at all possible.

 

Personal Memoir:

Carrying Linda’s Stones: An Anthology of Estonian Women’s Life Stories by Suzanne Stiver, Lynda Malik, Ilvi Joe-Cannon, and Rutt Hinrikus

Estonian Life Stories by Rutt Hinrikus and Tiina Kirss.

The Last Train From Estonia: A Memoir by Jaak Jurison.

Soldiers of Memory: World War II and Its Aftermath in Estonian Post-Soviet Life Stories, edited by Ene Kõresaar

Walking Since Daybreak: A Story of Eastern Europe, World War II, and the Heart of Our Century by Modris Eksteins.

Fiction:

When the Doves Disappeared, by Sofi Oksanen

History:

DPs: Europe’s Displaced Persons, 1945-1951 by Mark Wyman.

Soldiers of Memory: World War II and Its Aftermath in Estonian Post-Soviet Life Stories, edited by Ene Kõresaar

Writing and Women’s Stories:

Break Every Rule: Essays on Language Longing and Moments of Desire by Carole Maso.

Writing a Woman’s Life by Carolyn Heilbrun.

Theory:

Haunted Narrative: Life Writing in an Age of Trauma, edited by Gabriele Rippl, Philipp Schweighauser, Tiina Kirss, Margit Sutrop, and Therese Steffen.

Poetry:

Anthology of Modern Estonian Poetry by W.K. Matthews.