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Crossing the Borders of Time
Event Type:Lecture/Reading
Location:Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College Street, South Hadley
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Academic Centers,Lectures & Symposia
Elizabeth Lehman
Department:Five College Women's Studies Research Center
A reading by Leslie Maitland from her new book Crossing the Borders of Time.
On a pier in Marseille in 1942, with desperate refugees pressing to board one of the last ships to escape France before the Nazis choked off its ports, an 18-year-old German Jewish girl was pried from the arms of the Catholic Frenchman she loved and promised to marry. Five years later – her fierce desire to reunite with Roland first obstructed by war and then, in secret, by her father and brother, she never ceased yearning to reclaim her lost love.  Investigative reporter Leslie Maitland grew up enthralled by her mother’s accounts of forbidden romance and harrowing flight from the Nazis. Her book is both a journalist’s vivid depiction of a world at war and a daughter’s pursuit of a haunting question: what had become of the handsome Frenchman whose picture her mother continued to treasure almost fifty years after they parted? Advance registration to ensure seating. Events require either the purchase of the featured book or a $5 event ticket. For more information: www.odysseybks.com
Hosted by Odyssey Bookshop and co-sponsored by the Five College Women's Studies Research Center.
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