Lunch with Charlotte
- Biography & Autobiography
- 2 Words
- Ages 12 and up
A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM EVERY SALE OF THIS BOOK ARE DONATED TO THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM OF HOUSTON, TEXAS. Read the first chapter for free here, and then buy the book directly on our website (store.greygeckopress.com) or on Amazon!
Every Friday for the last 25 years of her life, I had lunch with Charlotte and each week she told me more of her extraordinary story. To all appearances, she was a strong and dignified survivor, with old-world courtesies, a twinkling sense of humor, and a lilting Austrian syntax. Yet deep within, she'd been scarred by a profound personal trauma.
Finally, just before she died at the age of 91, she chose to entrust me with this profound secret, and all at once I understood how it had affected her entire adult life. This is a story of friendship and strength, of courage and betrayal. It is an epic tale set against the backdrop of history. [more]
Keywords: holocaust, germany, nazi, canada, england, hitler, jew, jewish, woman, women's lit, chick lit, kindertransport, kristallnacht, biography, saga, memoir