"Too Close to the Sun" tells the story of how a Dutch boy, Wim Diephof, becomes a man during World War II. He demonstrates through his participation in the Dutch resistance how a normal transition from teenage years to manhood turns out to be a daunting journey. During the coldest winter in years, known as the Hunger Winter of Holland, Wim and his best friends face gnawing hunger and the perils of a world at war. As he makes courageous attempts to find food, and deal with his concerns for his family, Wim learns about forgiveness and sacrifice along the stormy path to adulthood. Wim’s dream to become a pilot is fulfilled, but his questions about God may never be answered.
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Laureen Kruse Diephof of Marina, California, was born and reared in Denver, Colorado. She began her college years at the University of Colorado in Boulder and graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She attended graduate school in Education at National University in San Diego. For several years, until recently, Laureen was a photojournalist for the weekly South County Newspapers in Monterey County, California. She was responsible for two town newspapers, the Gonzales Tribune and the Soledad Bee. Additionally, she has published in the Greenfield News, King City Rustler, Pacifica Tribune, Bayfield Times, Southern Ute Drum, Hoopa People Newspaper, Going Dutch magazine, and www.amcostarica.com. Laureen has lived in The Hague, Holland and in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica. She is a member of the Central Coast Writer’s Club in Monterey, California. She holds a private pilots license that she earned in Durango, Colorado. Laureen has three sons, three grandsons and one granddaughter. To contact the author via e-mail, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.58 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1475002041