A Smile in One Eye, a Tear in the Other

  • by Ralph Webster
  • Narrated by Jerry Tritle
  • 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Third Reich is rising. The creeping madness in the heart of Germany will soon stain the entire world. This is the chilling account of one family as they flee for their lives.
The Wobsers are prosperous, churchgoing, patriotic Germans living in a small East Prussian town. When Hitler seizes power, their comfortable family life is destroyed by a horrifying Nazi regime. Baptized and confirmed as Lutherans, they are told they are Jewish, a past always respected but rarely considered. This distinction makes a life-and-death difference. Suddenly, it is no longer a matter of faith or religion; their lives are defined by race. It is a matter of bloodlines. And, in Nazi Germany, they have the wrong blood.
Written by a second generation Holocaust survivor, this compelling, heart-wrenching story will touch every emotion.

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Author respects the intelligence of his readers

Would you consider the audio edition of A Smile in One Eye, a Tear in the Other to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily better but equally as good; audio is my personal preference.


What did you like best about this story?

It is relevant to the refugee crisis we are all witnessing today. When we look at a face or hear a language different from ours, it is easier to see they are just like us after reading this story.


What about Jerry Tritle’s performance did you like?

Male author is best suited to a male reader.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A Good Story to Take Into Your Heart


Any additional comments?

So glad Webster was willing to stop his life long enough to get this into writing. Most families have a great story but very few have somebody capable of assimilating it and then willing to share it with the public. I would add Ralph Webster to a short list of favorite authors.

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- Vickie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-16-2016
  • Publisher: Ralph Webster