Tuesday, May 14, 2013

3rd Generation and Beyond - Book Tour

                                          3rd Generation and Beyond by Danna Pycher
Publisher: ByThisTime Publishing
Publication date: 2013
 Category: Memoir
Source: Received from author for review

History is important to us. We record it, talk about it, study it, analyze it, write it, and strive to make it. We feel a wide range of emotions about it: proud, joyful, angry, perplexed, ashamed, and devastated. There aren't many other things in life that touch us and teach us quite like history does.

Especially family history. For many of us in the big melting pot we call America, our heritage is a mosh posh my dad likes to call Heinz 57...meaning too many nationalities in the gene pool to really claim one or two over the others. But what if you knew from whence you came and yet it was still a mystery?

Danna Pycher is the third generation in a family of Holocaust survivors. Her grandparents each survived hidden away, waiting out the war. Her grandfather was literally told to take his brother and run, which he did. Neither of their families made it. So while Danna knows her nationality, much else from her past and extended family is a mystery buried beneath the literal rubble of history.

Danna's book 3rd Generation and Beyond is a mix of memoir and Proverbs. She discusses the last days of her grandmother and the feelings she (Danna) has as she learns about her family's past. Along with giving her family history, each short chapter is a bit of wisdom Danna has gleaned from her family's collective experience and practiced herself as life has thrown her curveballs. She closes the book with copies of emails she had sent to friends upon visiting Poland with her parents in 2007. Each step Danna traces brings her closer to her history and to the wisdom for a bright future. We should all be so smart to take heed of both the history and the wisdom.

Come back Thursday, 5/16/13, for a guest post from the author! 

If you’re interested in learning more about this title, 3rd Generation and Beyond is 50% off for the Kindle edition on Amazon and 20% off for the physical book throughout this tour.
Be sure to check out the other Book Tour Stops.
The tour Twitter chat will be on Wednesday, May 22 at 7PM (New York) using the hashtag #3GAB


  1. Thanks for participating in the book tour!!! I really appreciate it! I love how you said, "We should all be so smart to take heed of both the history and the wisdom." I really felt like the book had some great reminders in it!

    1. Thank you and Danna for inviting me to join! It's been great joining together with so many book lovers for a good cause - books!

  2. Jeez Jennine I just love what you are doing here. You make books come alive.

    1. You just made my day Carolynn! Thanks - means a lot!

  3. I enjoyed reading this book and I'm glad that so many that is participating in the book tour likes it too :)

    1. Me too. It was fun participating in the book tour!