Guest Post: Ralph Webster, Author, A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other

Patrisya M.

Recently I have posted review of A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other, which became one of my favorite books of 2016. Ralph Webster, the author, kindly accepted my guest post request and today is sharing with us what inspired him to write his father’s memoir. Enjoy reading!


This winter Ralph has met with nearly a dozen book clubs who have chosen A Smile in One Eye: a Tear in the Other for their monthly discussions.  His book tells the story of his father’s Holocaust journey.  Here is the answer to one question that is always asked and several quotes from the book.  Should you wish to arrange for Ralph to participate in your book club, either in person or via Skype, feel free to write him directly at  He wants to connect with readers throughout the world.

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Now available on Kindle!

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Book Clubs are making this their selection!

So excited! I am pleased to announce that the Kindle version of “A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other” has been released. Softcover and ebook versions are now available worldwide. Reviews are being posted on Amazon and Goodreads.   I am grateful to the critics – kind and gentle so far!  Here is the link for more information.

Thanks everyone!


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I am excited to announce that A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other is now available.  Click HERE to take a look.

Under the brutal Nazi regime, the Wobser family – Jewish by blood, Lutheran by choice – struggle to survive.  This stirring tale of courage and endurance will profoundly move readers everywhere.


a Smile in One Eye – New Book

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Available next month!  This is the true story of a prosperous, proud, and patriotic German family living in a small town in East Prussia.  Baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church, suddenly they were told they were Jewish, a distinction that made a life threatening difference.  It was no longer a matter of faith or religion; their lives were to be defined by race.  It was a matter of bloodlines.  And, in Nazi Germany, they had the wrong blood.