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ISBN13: 9780977109173
ISBN10: 0977109178
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TRUE TALES From Here and There is a collection of stories, some biographical, some autobiographical; all of them having been safely stored in the memory bank of the author for years. He was inspired by his father's adventure in Russia and specifically in Siberia during World War I, the so-called war to end all wars. One of the stories Prelude to Massacre which happened over half century-ago, is a personal account of that fateful day of October 25, 1956, the beginning of the Hungarian revolt against the suppression by Russia, the memories of which have plagued the author with feelings of guilt ever since. Some will make you laugh; some will bring unbidden tears; but all of them will give you insight into ordinary people doing extraordinary things just to cope with everyday life. He hopes you will enjoy every one of them. REVIEW Over the past sixty some odd years, Gabe Kubichek has done quite a bit of traveling and met untold numbers of people, each with a story to tell. He has kept the best of those stories close to his heart and has now put them down in writing to share with the rest of us. True Tales from Here and There contains a lot of those precious memories and is more than worth the reading. It's not a spellbinding, can't-put-it-down page turner. It is a trip down memory lane with Mr. Kubichek that you can take your time with. It is a collection of short stories about Mr. Kubichek's family — his father, grandfather and brother in particular; his friends and even acquaintances met only once; but especially his own experiences growing up in Hungary during the Russian occupation. Savor these real-life experiences in one sitting, or take your time to enjoy each story a day at atime. The choice is up to the reader. Trisha Moore, Reviewer Midwest Book Review


A collection of biographical and autobiographical stories brings to life the experiences of the author's relatives, particularly his father, grandfather, and brother.

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Grady Harp, December 19, 2007 (view all comments by Grady Harp)
A Strand of Pearls: Kubichek and the Fine Art of Storytelling

Gabe G. Kubichek is becoming a very fine writer - almost by default! His previous novels (`Dreaming of Amerika: Fleeing from Communist Hungary, Childhood Dream Becomes A Reality' and `Gold and Where You Find It: There's Gold in Them Thar Hills') have introduced a man whose experiences as an immigrant from a war torn country and a strong believer in the joys of finding freedom have provided the fodder for some poignant, touching, warmly humorous, and always entertaining tales. In this collection of short stories Kubichek ventures further into his own kaleidoscopic experiences as well as sharing stories that have been passed down through his family.

His `TRUE TALES' takes the reader to such disparate places as Siberia (the opening story, The Traveler' is one of the finest in the series), Bali, Hungary, Canada, California, Russia and other locales that become more familiar with every visit. As with all good collections of reminiscences Kubichek honors his family and friends, with special tender homage to his artist father. If there is a thread that connects these thirty-eight short stories, it is the trait that imbues all of Kubichek's writing: there is sanctity of the human spirit that is indomitable. Reading Gabe Kubichek restores our faith in ourselves and in our fellowman. Grady Harp
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Author's Dream Publisher, LLC
Personal Memoirs
Kubichek, Gabe G.
Historical - General
Biography - General
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9.00x6.00x.61 in. .87 lbs.

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Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » Hungary

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