Detroit Collaboration: Pages Bookshop, Always Brewing Detroit + Ten21 Press

Detroit Collaboration: Pages Bookshop, Always Brewing Detroit + Ten21 Press

pagesbookshoplogoalwaysbrewingdetroit400ten21presssnip                                                                        A Heartfelt + Thrilling Story Amidst Great Food and Drink with Friends

Pages Bookshop and Always Brewing Detroit are joining together to bring the second Taste Makers event to Detroit on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The events combine literature, authors, great food and drink with friends.

9780985415105-JacketGray_novacek.inddFor this event, Chef Tim Schulte will bring fabulous hot appetizers and Sandra Novacek will present the story of her late husband Charles Novacek’s award-winning book, Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance, Detroit: Ten21 Press.

Published in Detroit and endorsed by Madeleine Albright, this firsthand account describes the impact of World War II and the Cold War on a Czechoslovakian boy (Charles) who participated in the Czech Resistance against the Nazis and the Communists, from age 11 to 20 during World War II and the Cold War. After escaping his homeland, Charles fled to Germany, then Venezuela and finally immigrated to the United States and Detroit.

Sandra will read excerpts from the memoir, share vintage photos and art work and tell of the dangers her husband faced in a time of turmoil. She’ll explain how art played an important role in the resistance and Charles’s life during wartime and how his dream of becoming an artist was shattered when Hitler closed Czechoslovakia’s art schools and how he realized that dream while living in Detroit.

Sandra continued with this story after Charles’ death in 2007 by publishing and promoting the book to make sure the story was told. Border Crossings has won 14 awards including the Midwest Independent Publishers Association Midwest Book Award “Gold Medal” for memoir.

Please join us and get your ticket through Pages Bookshop for this event today. The ticket combines both and includes a beverage of your choice. Buy before the event and save! You can also pre-order the book through Pages Bookshop to make sure you get a signed copy.

 February 24, 2015, 6:30-8 p.m., Pages Bookshop @ Always Brewing Detroit               19180 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48223, 313.473.7342 

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