Stories, like bread, are better when shared.
As Rudyard Kipling said: If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
From East Prussian Refugee to Soviet Starosta
Katya's attempt to flee the Red Army fails and she's dragged 2800 kilometres east to a coal mine in the Ural Mountains.
Thanks to the cover designer, Julie Cochrane, for including my mother's POW release paper on the cover.
* 5 Stars and "Highly Recommended" in CM Review, January 27, 2023
* "An engaging story from the start ..." in BookList . (American Library Association)
* "Difficult, harsh, and worthy of attention." Kirkus Reviews.
* "A story of resilience and survival... unique perspective...indelible images." Barbara Nickel, BC & Yukon Book Prize recipient & author of Dear Peter, Dear Ulla
Crow Stone's launch (13.01.23) featured a conversation with my oldest daughter, focusing on the dynamics & value of family history. Available on McNally Robinson's YouTube link.
Thank you to McNally Robinson for giving local bookworms a welcoming community & thank you to those who attended, in person and online.
Here's a link to my part in this YA author conversation.
Watch the Crow Stone book trailer here.
Stay on Ronsdale's Youtube channel to preview more of their recent historical releases.
|Ronsdale Press, July, 2021|
Tainted Amber - third book in my series exploring the tumultuous life of my mom during the Stalin and Nazi years. It's 1937 and Katya is now 18, working as a maid in rural East Prussia.
Being young and in love can be a wonderful thing but in 1937, in the Third Reich, it's all about genetics not romance.
Order here or at your own favourite bookstore.
For a taste of the book, here's a link to Made in Manitoba Book Jam hosted by Anita Daher. My reading starts at about the 23 minute mark.
Thanks to author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, author of Making Bombs for Hitler and many more books exploring untold war stories, who writes, "Goldstone deftly plunges the reader into a past when Hitler's ideas seemed new and fresh. A timely read."