IN-PERSON: Betsy Millane - "Sixty Blades of Grass"
Local author Elizabeth Millane joins us to discuss her novel, Sixty Blades of Grass.
This is a free event but we ask that you RSVP with the link below (no fees). If you would rather RSVP over the phone, you can call us at 781-431-1160.
The authors' book will be available for purchase at the event. Please note that if you would like the author to sign your book, it must have been bought from Wellesley Books.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The bond between a Dutch teenager and her father is tested as the Resistance wages its secret war against the Nazis, in this suspenseful, emotional novel.
During the Second World War, Rika, a seventeen-year-old Dutch Resistance fighter, paints in fields overlooking the busy rail yards. Hidden in her artwork is information crucial to the Dutch Underground about the concentration camps and Jewish prisoner transports.
But Rika’s covert activities aren’t the only thing on her mind. In these uncertain times, even trusting family is risky. She suspects her father of collaborating with the Germans and is determined to uncover the truth.
Across town, her German-born father is also living a double life. But his desire to keep his daughter safe proves inadequate when he invites a German colonel into his home with terrible consequences . . .
With no one to rely on or turn to, Rika knows her greatest challenge has only just begun as she must fight for her own survival . . .
Inspired by the author’s own family history, this is a riveting, heartrending novel of danger and betrayal that explores what it takes to lay down one’s life for another in the most harrowing of circumstances.