War, Spies, & Bobby Sox is award-winning author Libby Fischer Hellmann’s fourteenth work and fourth volume of historical fiction, set when the impact of World War II raging across Europe and the Pacific is rippling through communities in the heartland of America. A farm girl is locked in a dangerous love triangle with two Germans soldiers held in an Illinois POW camp ... Another German, a war refugee, is forced to risk her life spying on the developing Manhattan Project in Chicago ... And espionage surrounds the disappearance of an actress from the thriving Jewish community of Chicago’s Lawndale. In this trio of tales, Libby Fischer Hellmann beautifully depicts the tumultuous effect of war on the home front and illustrates how the action, terror, and tragedy of World War II was not confined to the front lines.
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Earlier Event: May 6Evanston Literary Salon: The Rhythm in the Words: How Music and the Beat Informs Books for Kids and Teens
Later Event: May 7Renee Rosen: Windy City Blues