Introducing Emmy!

Traveling Shoes Press is proud to announce the publication of Emmy: Memoir of a Flemish Immigrant by Emma Albertina Bogaerts.

Emmy is an autobiographical account of Emma’s life in Belgium at the onset of World War I. This heartwarming tale chronicles her teen years through her difficult marriage with two young children and their survival of World War II. Deeply poignant, it is a personal story that reveals a unique aspect of one family’s immigration to the U.S.A.


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EMMA ALBERTINA BOGAERTS is from Antwerp, Belguim. A lover of words and languages, she is a life-long storyteller. Emma is 104 years young and has no gray hair! A first-time author, she is a great-great-grandmother and resides in Newport Beach, California.

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  1. Annie Amundsen-Exelmans

    I just finished reading your book! And it reads very easily, love all the pictures. As you, I am a Flemish immigrant since 1979. I was disappointed it ended with your arrival in CA and would have loved to read about your new life in the USA. Are you writing a follow up? Thanks.

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