Border Crossings Marks 11th Anniversary!

Border Crossings Marks 11th Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe that today marks 11 years since the official release of the award-winning BORDER CROSSINGS: Coming Age in the Czech Resistance!

The memoir was written by my late husband Charles Novacek and published posthumously by my Ten21 Press in Detroit.  I named the publication company and set the publication date as October 21 to coincide with Charles’s and my wedding day.  

BORDER CROSSINGS was endorsed by Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State. And it is the winner and finalist of 14 awards for excellence including the 2012 Midwest Book Awards Gold Medal for Autobiography/Memoir. You can see the complete awards list at

The story is true, inspirational and suspenseful memoir about Charles, a common individual and hero of our time that chronicles his youth spent from age 11 to 20 in a resistance movement during wartime. The core of the story takes place during World War II and the Cold War against the background of the majestic Tatra mountains, colorful Bohemian and Moravian highlands, historic city of Prague and exotic countries of Tanzania and Venezuela. 

BORDER CROSSINGS is still available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats through online booksellers, the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library and selected bookstores. Thank you for supporting BORDER CROSSINGS, Charles and me over the past 11 years.

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