Join us for a talk with two prolific award-winning authors, sharing behind the scenes details about their latest WWII historic novels.
In Defending Britta Stein, Ole Henryks is well known for his actions in Nazi-occupied Denmark during World War II, and most consider him a hero. Ninety-year-old Britta Stein, however, does not, and accuses the popular restauranteur of war crimes and is taken into custody for defacing his property. Stein becomes the target of a bitter lawsuit filed by Henryks and his son, accusing her of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Defending Britta Stein is a thrilling take on a modern-day courtroom drama and a masterful rendition of Denmark’s wartime heroics.
The Woman with the Blue Star takes place in 1942 while Sadie Gault is living with her parents amid the horrors of the Kraków Ghetto. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous sewers beneath the city. One day when Sadie looks up through a grate she sees Ella Stepanek, an affluent Polish girl living with a stepmother who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. Their unlikely friendship begins, and their lives are tested in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by harrowing true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.
In conversation with Patti McWeeny, JBM Committee Member.
Price - $12
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