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              With Just One Suitcase
               

              With Just One Suitcase (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Koenig, Cheryl

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              This is a true story about two boys, Istvan and Frici, who live two kilometres but worlds apart in Romania. One is Catholic, one is Jewish; one grows up on a farm, the other in the affluent part of town. Life is routine and secure, the future seems predictable and each boy knows ...his place. Yet when the Second World War breaks out, the familiar world with its clear divisions disintegrates. Families are torn apart as men are forcibly recruited to fight in the war. As the country comes under Nazi, then later communist control, people are held hostage to an ever-changing political landscape, punctuated by military interventions and fluctuating allegiances. As the chance of a peaceful future becomes more remote, with a totalitarian regime in control, Frici and his brother, already facing persecution as Jews, escape across the border with the help of people smugglers, the authorities in pursuit. Istvan, just 16 years old, is transported to work in a Russian gulag, before his chance at freedom comes too. In their parallel journeys, both young men leave their families and beloved homeland to an uncertain future for a shot at freedom in Australia, sacrificing all that is familiar. Facing the challenge of building a new life, they even change their names in an effort to belong. This epic book, spanning two continents, recounts the story of three generations of two families whose lives unexpectedly intersect in their adopted country. Beautifully capturing the loss faced when war dislocates families, it also tells of the struggles and challenges of starting anew and adapting to a different way of life. With Just One Suitcase serves as a tribute to the courage and resilience of two men who bear the scars of war and face adversity without surrendering their optimism for the future. "Like many adult children of first generation Australians, I have grown to appreciate more deeply the momentous decision made by my parents in leaving their homes, their families a
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              ISBN 9780987178589
              Published AU 19 Jun 2017
              Publisher Wild Dingo Press
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              In My Blood: A Memoir
               

              In My Blood: A Memoir (Paperback)

              By Koenig, Cheryl

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              Cheryl Koenig lives for doing what she is told is impossible. She deals with the human qualities necessary to not only survive a life-threatening diagnoses, but to thrive despite them. With her fearless spirit, she reveals the mindset that helped her, along with some courageous a...dmissions regarding her perceived character flaws.
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              ISBN 9781925893021
              Published AU 1 Jun 2019
              Publisher Wild Dingo Press
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              Paper Cranes: A Mother's Story of Hope, Courage and Determination
               

              Paper Cranes: A Mother's Story of Hope, Courage and Determination (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

              By Koenig, Cheryl

              Paper Cranes is the moving story of Cheryl Koenig, a Sydney mother whose son Jonathan was left brain-damaged after an horrific car accident, and the amazing sense that together with persistence, determination, family and love, almost any challenge can be faced and conquered. Jona...than has defied the odds and lives a rich and fulfilling life.
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              ISBN 9781921497551
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              Published AU 15 Oct 2009
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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              Paper Cranes: A Mothers Story of Hope, Courage and Determination
                

              Paper Cranes: A Mothers Story of Hope, Courage and Determination (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Koenig, Cheryl

              Paper Cranes: A mother's story of hope, courage and determination by Cheryl Koenig Cherly Koenig was awarded NSW Woman of the Year in 2009. Read about her amazing journey in Paper Cranes. At the age of twelve Cheryl Koenigs son Jonathan was involv...

              ISBN 9781458755803
              Released AU 7 May 2010
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              Paper Cranes: A Mother's Story of Hope, Courage and Determination
               

              Paper Cranes: A Mother's Story of Hope, Courage and Determination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Koenig, Cheryl

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              When Cheryl Koenig's son was involved in a horrific car accident, he was given very little chance of survival and doctors predicted that he would most likely never walk or talk again. This inspirational story demonstrates that it is possible to determine your own destiny regardle...ss of what life throws in your path.
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              ISBN 9781877437106
              Published AU 1 Mar 2008
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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              Paper Cranes: A mother's story of hope, courage and determination
                

              Paper Cranes: A mother's story of hope, courage and determination (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

              By Koenig, Cheryl

              At the age of twelve, Cheryl Koenig's son Jonathan was involved in a horrific car accident. He was given very little chance of survival, and when he did miraculously pull through, doctors predicted that due to his extremely severe traumatic brain injury, he would most likely neve...r walk, talk or even eat again. Cheryl refused to accept this prognosis and set out on a relentless and ultimately successful quest to save her son and prove the medical profession wrong. Her fervent hope that he would one day be well again was poignantly expressed by his many school friends who filled their school prayer room with hundreds of handmade paper cranes, symbols of hope and healing. PAPER CRANES tells the story of Jonathan's extraordinary courage and the Koenig family's unceasing drive to help him defy the ominous predictions. The book outlines their desperate search for knowledge in the area of recovery from traumatic brain injury, set against the background of Cheryl's heartfelt grief, denial, and anger. At the same time she and her husband were forced to deal with the trials and tribulations of the legal system in their search for justice for their son. Now, ten years since his horrific accident, Jonathan has completed a TAFE course and is currently learning to drive. He can walk well, and has just begun to run; he can snow ski; swim laps; play tennis and astounds many with his piano-playing skills. All this as well as working five days a week in three part-time jobs! The message that shines through is that together with persistence, determination, family and love, almost any challenge can be faced and conquered. If we maintain hope in the face of adversity, we can all achieve what some may see as impossible dreams. Most importantly this inspirational, uplifting story demonstrates that with the right attitude it is possible to determine your own destiny regardless of what life throws in your path. Cheryl Koenig won the NSW Woman of the Year Award for raising awareness ab
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              ISBN 9781877568206
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              Published AU 13 Jan 2011
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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              With Just One Suitcase
                

              With Just One Suitcase (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Koenig, Cheryl

              This is a true story about two boys, Istvan and Frici, who live two kilometres but worlds apart in Romania. One is Catholic, one is Jewish; one grows up on a farm, the other in the affluent part of town. Life is routine and secure, the future seems predictable and each boy knows ...his.....
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              ISBN 9781459698895
              Released AU 23 Sep 2015
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