On Sunday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m., I’ll be at the German American Club of Louisville to talk about researching my latest novel and discuss the process of transforming historical fact into historically accurate fiction. In Our Midst draws upon a long-suppressed episode in American history, when thousands of German immigrants were rounded up and forced into internment camps during WWII.
Louisville author Sena Jeter Naslund calls the novel “A thoroughly researched work of truth-telling, [which] shines the light of liberty and justice on our own history.” Author and researcher Arthur D. Jacobs, who at age twelve was interned with his family at Ellis Island and Crystal City, says In Our Midst “exposes the shocking extent of German American Internment during the Second War. The story is reported as if the author lived through the immeasurable tragedy.”
A Q&A will follow the talk, and copies of In Our Midst will be available for purchase.
Everyone is welcome. No reservations are required, though, as you would expect, masks are. Comfortable seating at tables will allow for social distancing between groups. A cash bar will be available, and you’re welcome to bring snacks to share with your group.
When: Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Where: German American Club of Louisville, 1840 Lincoln Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky.
More Information: Nancy Woods, firstname.lastname@example.org