• The Gypsy saw two lives
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  • 作者: Rodica Mihalis[作]
  • 出版社:Strategic Book Pub. and Rights Co.
  • 出版年:2012
  • ISBN:9781618974914
  • 格式:EPUB 流式,PDF,JPG


The Gypsy Saw Two Lives is the memoir of a woman whose life journey takes her from communist Romania to America, the land of freedom, but it also holds many surprises, good and bad.

This true story is a fast-paced and entertaining book. It shows the determination of the human spirit, but also the questioning and struggles with unimaginable obstacles along the journey of life. Is there a plan that a Higher Power has for each of us? Do we understand it, or accept it on faith? This memoir offers the author's personal, painfully honest and direct answers to these questions and more.

The title was inspired by a gypsy fortuneteller who read Rodica's palm as she was dashing to catch the train that would take her to freedom. The gypsy said, 'I see two lives!'

Rodica was born a fighter and has had an exciting life, filled to the brim with twists and turns, sadness, happiness and hope. Her goal is to take readers to a deep level of understanding, not only of a different culture, but also of the universal human emotions that are similar, regardless of who we are and our many superficial differences.

'Rodica Mihalis tells an extraordinary story that leads from places very unlike ours to here - a place where such extraordinary journeys are not extraordinary. This nation was founded by men and women who crossed an ocean of differences for opportunity and a dream, and this book gives us a tap on the heart, reminding us that such people still come.' - Mark Stein, author of How the States Got Their Shapes.

  • Part I: Communist Romania, Roots that Grow Deep
    • God Had a Plan, but I Disagreed
    • A Fairy Tale from Romania
    • A Little Girl Forced Upside Down
    • A Taste of Freedom
    • Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned
    • Always Trust Your Gut
    • The Christened Chicken at Grandmother’s House
    • Was It Fear or Second-Hand Smoke?
    • Mandatory Russian Classes and Private French Lessons
    • Why Are You Touching My Breasts?
    • A House Is Not a Home
    • Sex and Booze… A Teenager’s Paradise
    • Eloping: Could It Be Genetic?
    • The Bible, a Sinful Book
    • Antiques: What Do Americans Know?
    • The Earthquake that Shattered My First Love
    • The Priest Was There, but Where Was God?
    • The Truth about the Soviet Union
    • The Speechless Speech
    • Good-Bye or See You Later
    • Choices and Consequences
    • Suspended Between Two Countries
    • I Was a Number
    • Time, a Matter of Perception
    • The Interview
    • There Was No God, but I Met the Angels
    • Pictures
  • Part II: America, a Nest on My Branch
    • The Peanut Butter Crisis
    • No Experience Necessary
    • Gay! (As in Happy)
    • Things, Good and Bad, Come in Three
    • Coincidence Or Destiny
    • Pride, Lust, and Damaged Men
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Dating a Younger Man
    • Society Hill Socialite
    • A Slice of Borrowed Heaven
    • An Independent Woman
    • Here Comes Prince Charming in a Talking Car
    • Am I in the Red Light District?
    • The Social Register
    • The Unforgivable for Corporate America
    • Two American Citizens At Once
    • A Voice from the Past
    • Not All Immigrants Are Alike
    • A Year of Death and Birth
    • Natalie, Child of Christmas
    • The Potty Training Seat Travels to Holland
    • Susan’s Spirit
    • Is this Domestic Violence?
    • Am I a Guinea Pig?
    • A Voice from the Past Returns
    • Why It’s Called the Practice of Medicine
    • I Stay for the Kids
    • An Exotic Date with My Ex-Husband
    • The Convict Fish
    • A Letter from the IRS
    • Still Waters Run Deep
    • The Beginning of the End
    • Incidental Findings
    • The Year from Hell
    • …Hell Continued
    • Shock at the Funeral Home
    • Confusion at the Police Station
    • The Gift that Keeps on Giving
    • To My Roots and Back on My Branch
    • God’s Plan for My Two Lives
    • About the Author
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