FORT KNOX, Ky. — Barr Memorial Library will present a virtual Authors at Your Library event with Heather Macadam and Simon Worrall Thursday, Sept. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. EST.
Macadam and Worrall will discuss Star Crossed: A True Romeo and Juliet Story in Hitler’s Paris.
Paris, 1940. The city is under German occupation, and art, culture and music have become acts of defiance. Spirited student of the arts and Jewish teenager Annette Zelman and young Catholic poet Jean Jausion have found romance despite opposition from their families. For a time, the couple feel they have avoided both their parents’ threats and the relentless Nazis, but the forces gathering around the pair set them on divergent and tragic paths.
Star Crossed is drawn from never-before-published family letters, archival sources and interviews. It illustrates what life was like in a city under Hitler’s regime.
Macadam is the author of the international bestseller and Pen Award Finalist 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Transport to Auschwitz, which was translated into 18 languages. She is the producer/director of its companion documentary film, 999. Her first book was a bestselling memoir, titled Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz, which she co-wrote with the 716th woman in Auschwitz.
Worrall is the author of The Poet and The Murderer and the novelized true story of his mother in World War II, The Very White of Love. He was the curator and interviewer for National Geographic’s “Book Talk” and has been published in The Independent, The Guardian, Marie Clare, GQ, and numerous other publications.
The event is free and open to the public and can be accessed by joining via a library provided QR code or following the link from the library’s Facebook page. For more information, call the library at 502-624-1232.