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Book Release and Signing at Bridgeside Books

  • Bridgeside Books 29 Stowe Street Waterbury, VT, 05676 United States (map)

Author Jack Mayer will discuss his new novel, Before the Court of Heaven. Historical fiction based on the true story of a fascist assassin, Ernst Werner Techow and his turning from evil. Three themes impel this novel: understanding the rise of Nazism, unfathomable forgiveness, and the complexity of redemption. A portrait of Germany between world wars, from revolution and unrest following World War I to the rise of the Nazis, World War II and the Holocaust, Before the Court of Heaven portrays ordinary people becoming complicit in extraordinary crimes.