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'Running with the Tiger' follows a life through World War II China

Original post made on Aug 26, 2009

Ansie Lee Sperry of Portola Valley will present her memoirs of growing up in China — from her birth in 1914, through the Japanese invasion, to a prison camp in the Philippines — at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park.

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Posted by LizzieB
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Aug 26, 2009 at 9:58 am

I think this sounds like a really interesting look at a very interesting life! I've just been reading another first-hand look at life during World War II years,"Abandoned and Forgotten. (see It covers about 8 years of the author's childhood, as a war orphan because of the expulsion of German nationals from their homes. Never knew this even happened! Her father was incarcerated merely for speaking out against Hitler's regime, which is a prime example of what happens in a totalitarian society. Just a very interesting look at an known part of the war -- and really, it's inspiring, too, because it shows the resilience of the human spirit. We're geared to survive, and survive she did. It's inspiring.

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