Nemesis

From Judith Schroback
author: Roth, philip
Nemesis
 This is a sad story about choices we make in our lives.  It takes place in the early 40’s and focuses primarily on the polio epidemic.  The tragedy hit many families and Mr. ROth is able to make us feel the pain of this awful disease and its consequences.  People’s belief in God is questioned as so many youngsters and their families deal with the horrors and hopelessness of polio.

Fortune Teller’s Kiss

From Margo Blatt
author: Serrote, Brenda
Fortune Teller’s Kiss
Mesmerizing memoir of Ms. Serrote.  Loved the descriptions of her family.  Sad yet happy story.  Makes you realize how lucky we are that polio has a vaccine.  Also can make you appreciate your own parents??  Recommend reading.