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Art :: Book Signing also Education :: Lecture
Author Event: Rarely Heard WWII Perspective
3:00 PM
Country Bookshelf
As far as World War II stories go, Don’t Say Anything to Anybody (2017, Third Path Press) certainly stands out in the crowd. The author, Brigitte Yearman, was the child of a German soldier—a perspective few Americans have ever heard. From ages 5 to 11, Yearman was part of wartime child transports, survived as a North German refugee, escaped Russian soldiers, and scavenged bombed out towns for food. Surviving the reconstruction years as a teenager was no easier.

An equally adventurous path ultimately brought Yearman to the United States and eventually Bozeman, where she met Jewish coauthor, Anika Hanisch. After six years of relationship building, interviewing, writing, revising, and traveling to Europe to fact-check, the book is now available through all major online retailers, at Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, and by special order through any other bookstore.

Much more than a war story, Don’t Say Anything to Anybody follows a clever and resourceful girl during her coming-of-age years. It’s a timeless adventure story that celebrates shining acts of compassion and hope during serious adversity. Country Bookshelf in Bozeman will host Yearman and Hanisch for an author event discussing the book, their unusual co-authoring relationship, the refugee experience in any generation, and the healing that Yearman found through writing her memoir.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Country Bookshelf
Address: 28 West Main Street Bozeman, Montana 59715
Phone: 406.587.0166

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