SHADOW OF WAR
Book reading and discussion
June 10, 2010 , 7 pm, Free
Shadow of War
Thursday, June 10 at 7 pm
Czech Center New York
Book reading. Join author Jim Slocum as he discusses his book Shadow of War.
Shadow on War.
Based on the Journal of Daniel Kipplestein.
In the spring of 1939, Daniel Kippelstein, a 14-year-old Jewish boy is forced to flee Prague with his older sister, Anna, after the Nazis murder their father. Traumatized, painfully unsure of himself, and distrustful of others, Daniel must confront his Catholic boarding school rival, the handsome, charismatic Josef Czerny, who has a secret dark past.
As the three young fugitives try to escape their homeland, they encounter a number of colorful characters, some helpful, some not. There's Olma, the chatty beautician; Josef's older brother, Tomas, and his gorgeous girlfriend Ivana; a nervous small-town doctor; Jan, a stone-faced bartender; and the elegant countess Maria Von Hapsburg, whose aristocratic world is collapsing around her.
Together Daniel, Anna, and Josef embark on an unforgettable journey to freedom that is marked with danger, humor, heartbreak, and a wealthy countess whose well-intentioned escape plan goes disastrously wrong.
Shadow of War is jam-packed with adventure and historical detail that will transport readers of any age.
A terrific story that will grab you and not let go.
James Slocum was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After going to film school at the University of Southern California, he wrote and directed two feature films: An American Summer starring Brian Austin Green, Michael Landes, and Joanna Kerns; and The Last Place on Earth starring Tisha Campbell Martin, Dana Ashbrook, Billy Dee Williams, and Phyllis Diller. He has also directed numerous prime-time dramas for Fox TV including Fashion House starring Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild and American Heiress starring Theresa Russell and John Aprea. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Shadow of War is his first novel.
Copies of the book will be available at the event.
Capacity is limited and seating is on a first come - first served basis. We don't take any reservations.