Sunday, March 19, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm
About Mary Fillmore:
Mary Dingee Fillmore fell in love with Amsterdam in 2001 and has been returning there and researching its complex history ever since. A longtime professional facilitator for nonprofits and government, she gives talks for the Vermont Humanities Council titled “Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do?” and writes at maryfillmore.com and seehiddenamsterdam.com.
About An Address in Amsterdam:
Rachel Klein hopes she can ignore the Nazis when they roll into Amsterdam in May 1940. She’s falling in love, and her city has been the safest place in the world for Jewish people since the Spanish Inquisition. But when Rachel’s Gentile boyfriend is forced to disappear rather than face arrest, she realizes that everything is changing, and she must, too – so she finds the courage to deliver papers for the underground. After eighteen months of ever increasing danger, she pushes her parents to go into hiding with her. The dank basement where they take refuge seems like the last place where Rachel would meet a new man—but she does.
An Address in Amsterdam is an historical novel about a young Jewish woman who joins the anti-Nazi underground.
The book has just been selected as one of Kirkus Reviews’ Indie Books of the Month for March 2017.
A Kirkus Indie Book of the MonthWhen the Germans invade her city, Rachel Klein is a teenager falling in love. Within a year, she's delivering illegal papers and confronting Nazi soldiers. In this "compelling and touching tale" (Laurel Corona), Rachel finds her courage and faces wrenching choices.
Winner, Sarton Women's Book Award for Historical Fiction