“Border Crossings is the well-told and dramatic story of a young man whose comfortable life is abruptly transformed by the savagery of World War II. Forced to rely on primal instincts and his familiarity with the rugged highlands of Moravia, Charles Novacek casts his lot first with the anti-Hitler Underground and then with the resistance to the Nazis’ Communist successors. ‘My recollections pain me,’ he writes, ‘still, they have made me who I am.’ Novacek’s experience as a Hungarian-speaking Czecho-Slovak patriot demonstrates the folly of petty nationalism and the resilience of human decency and love.”
– Madeline Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
“Exceptionally well written from beginning to end, Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance reads like a best-seller novel but is a true life memoir of a remarkable man who lived in horrific times and came through them to create a successful life despite what he had to overcome — or perhaps because of it! Border Crossings is an extraordinary and highly recommended read. Simply stated, a copy deserves to be in every community library 20th Century Biography collection for the sake of new and future generations of readers.”
― Midwest Book Review
READ AN EXCERPT from Border Crossings:
Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance
“Novacek’s tale is both incredible and authentic.”
- Metro Times, Detroit
EVENTS FOR 2016
3/18 – Merry Mates Event. Dinner, presentation, book signing, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m, First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Merry Mates Fellowship Hall #152, 1589 W. Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009
3/29 – Book Club Meeting. Private event. Clinton Township, Michigan.
4/16 – Local Authors Fair. Grosse Pointe Public Library Woods Branch, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 20680 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 www.gp.lib.mi.us
5/22 – Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County. Presentation, book signing, 1:30 p.m. Education Center Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48197
If you are interested in having Sandra Novacek speak about Border Crossings at your organization’s event, book club, or school please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.