We Never Lost Hope – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

We Never Lost Hope: A Holocaust Memoir and Love Story by Naomi Litvin is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 4 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/zkmSFe into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Non-Fiction

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Five relatives narrate their harrowing World War II experiences in this family chronicle.

It could be said that rather than writing this affecting and effective book, Litvin sculpted it. Her breezy but vital narrative provides the shape and overall historical context for her family’s story, but her relatives are the ones doing the real work. Using the first-person accounts of her parents, an aunt, an uncle and a friend of the family, the author offers a nuanced and multifaceted look at the plight of Jews in mid-20th century Eastern Europe. From a small Angora farm in Satu-Mare, Romania, to the horrifying grounds of Auschwitz and finally, to a new life in America, the five distinct voices of Edith, Hilda, and Mendi Festinger, Nate Litvin and Kurt Meyers provide a powerful and intimate journey through one of mankind’s darkest hours. Litvin does well not to mute her sources with an authoritative filter. The book’s undeniable authenticity comes from the life events retold by each narrator–while most historical texts offer one individual’s take, We Never Lost Hope presents five survivors working through their memories. Litvin augmented the book with photographs, news articles and other ephemera (telegrams, maps, etc.) that support the sense of intimacy and reality. Since some accounts can occasionally run long, it may have been helpful for Litvin to provide more editorial insight and direction. Still, the book is a soaring testament to the strength and adaptability of five remarkable people.

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  1. says

    Dear Michael,
    I am thrilled to see your blog today with MY name on it!! Little did I know, a few months ago, that the kindle free book world existed! Thanks to my brother, Joseph Litvin, who is your #1 fan, I got a kindle for my birthday and force fed your blog! Thank goodness for that!
    Thank you so much!
    Naomi Litvin

    • Michael Gallagher says

      Hi Naomi-

      I hope thousands of people got it while it was (is) free, and when it returns back to paid status the momentum stays for you with a high ranking and increased future sales. I see you’re up to #25 on the Free ranking right now, so it looks like lots of folks are getting it today.

      Tell your brother I appreciate the marketing on my behalf!!



  2. says

    Thanks for your response Michael!
    Are you on twitter? I am @nlitvin
    There are 6 hours left on my promo and I’ve had 15,000 downloads! Stunning!
    I am going to feature you on my blog, too!
    Best regards to you!

  3. says

    Hi Michael!
    I wanted to give you an update. Today is March 20 and in those 2 days (Feb 29, Mar 1) I gave away 18,399 free books on kindle, sold 576 books on kindle, 413 were borrowed. I also sold some real paper books! I don’t know if this is a “fluke” or if sales will continue to snowball?? I have 3 more #free #kindle days coming up: March 28, March 29, April 25.
    Thank you SO much for featuring my #kindle book on your blog!!
    Naomi Litvin