I have another TBT feature novel for you today. Today, we're looking at Bruce Judisch's Katia. Have you read it? If not, check out the information below, and don't forget to add it to your TBR pile!
About the Book
Spirited Madeline “Maddy” McAllister is a twenty-one year-old journalism major completing her year as an exchange student at the Freie Universtität, in Berlin, Germany. She has a career to launch.
Stalwart Katia Mahler is a sixty year-old German invalid who grew up in post-World War II East Berlin. She has a story to tell.
Enigmatic Oskar Schultmann brings together the journalist and the storyteller. Maddy’s task: to chronicle Katia Mahler’s life.
All three of them discover more to Katia’s story than they bargained for.
Cultures and generations clash, as the young American and the German matron strive to understand each other’s present and past. Maddy learns more than a personal history; Katia receives more than a memoir. And always in the background is Oskar, who gets drawn into the story in ways he never intended.
Peek behind the Iron Curtain and over the Berlin Wall as Katia’s story—the story of a lost generation from a failed state—comes to life through the scribbled notes of a girl struggling to grasp the significance of what she has written for her own life as well as for future generations.
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About the Author
Bruce participated in the events surrounding the opening of the Berlin Wall while stationed in the city from 1989-1992 with the U.S. Air Force. He witnessed a scene near Checkpoint Charlie that inspired Katia and is featured in the novel. KENS Channel 5, San Antonio's local CBD affiliate, interviewed Bruce concerning the "Fall of the Wall," and featured Katia on November 9, 2010, the 21st anniversary of that historic event.
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