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Book Release and Signing Phoenix Books in Burlington

  • Phoenix Books 191 Bank Street Burlington, VT, 05401 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.

Tickets are $3 per person. Each ticket comes with a $5 coupon good toward the purchase of the featured book.