Linda Kass will speak about her book, A Ritchie Boy, in this virtual event on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00pm on Zoom. She will be in conversation with Judge Murray Richtel.
$10 Author talk only
$30 includes the book/author talk/curbside pick up
$34.50 includes the book/author talk/USPS delivery
In this moving and memorable novel-in-stories—inspired by her father’s life—Linda Kass shares the little-known account of the Ritchie Boys. Often Jewish German-speaking immigrants, the Ritchie Boys worked in US Army Intelligence and helped the Allies win World War II. A Ritchie Boy follows the life of Eli Stoff. From facing down the anti-Semitism of Austrian classmates in 1938 to his family’s lucky escape; from arriving and assimilating in America to joining the Allied war effort; from the heartbreak of leaving family behind in Austria to setting down his roots in the Midwest, this is the story of a boy becoming a man, and of Eli’s journey from one homeland to another. In A Ritchie Boy, Kass crafts an achingly powerful, beautifully wrought novel about war, survival, immigration, and hope.
About the Author: LINDA KASS, who began her career as a journalist, is the author of the historical novel Tasa’s Song, which Booklist praised, saying “Kass depicts a heartbreaking time with great sensitivity and detail in this beautifully rendered historical drama.” Publishers Weekly called it “. . . a memorable tale of unflinching courage in the face of war—and the power of love and beauty to flourish amid its horrors.” Kass is the founder and owner of Gramercy Books, an independent bookstore in central Ohio.
About the Conversant: MURRAY RICHTEL, a former Judge of the Boulder, Colorado District Court, has taught Introduction to American Law at the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University since 1998. During his nineteen years on the bench, Judge Richtel presided over a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation. He is a member of Judicial Arbiter Group in Denver where he mediates complex commercial disputes and professional malpractice cases when not teaching in Israel."
Read more about Linda in this BTW interview
Presented by the JCC Literary Consortium
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