Author J.T. Westfield at Old Capitol Books
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Old Capitol Books welcomes local author J.T. Westfield on Sunday, October 22, 4pm-5pm, to discuss and sign copies of his books Eye Contact: The Book of Helga and CutThroat.
Eye Contact: The Book of Helga is the true story of Helga Wallnau Burch as told to J.T. Westfield about her harrowing escape from the SS in Berlin during November of 1938. As a thirteen year old child, Helga moves from safe house to safe house, evading Nazi officers and ending up in a gambling house in Brussels. There will be a multimedia presentation with video from the original interview between Helga and Westfield.
In CutThroat, Thomas Krieg is thrown into a tenuous living situation with a slightly older couple as he attempts to transfer from California to Cornell University in upstate New York. It’s 1973 and they're all in their early twenties. Finding himself unavoidably attracted to the wife, Krieg is basically helpless when they have their first kiss in the opening pages, and the plot and ensuing love triangle develops from there...