A Ritchie Boy: A Novel

A Ritchie Boy: A Novel

by Linda Kass

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Overview

From the author of Tasa’s Song, an extraordinary narrative about one young immigrant’s triumph in America, inspired by true events.





1938. Eli Stoff and his parents, Austrian Jews, escape to America just after Germany takes over their homeland. Within five years, Eli enlists in the US Army and, thanks to his understanding of the German language and culture, joins thousands of others like him who become known as Ritchie boys, young men who work undercover in Intelligence on the European front to help the Allies win World War II. In A Ritchie Boy, different characters tell interrelated stories that, together, form a cohesive narrative about the circumstances and people Eli encounters from Vienna to New York, from Ohio to Maryland to war-torn Europe, before he returns to the heartland of his new country to set down his roots.





Set during the dawn of World War II and the disruptive decade to follow, A Ritchie Boy is the poignant, compelling tale of one young immigrant's triumph over adversity as he journeys from Europe to America, and from boyhood to manhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631527395
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 316,219
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Linda Kass began her career as a magazine writer and correspondent for regional and national publications. Her work has previously appeared in TIME, The Detroit Free Press, Columbus Monthly, Full Grown People, The MacGuffin, Jewish Literary Journal, and Kenyon Review Online. Along with the upcoming, A Ritchie Boy (September 1, 2020), she is the author of the historical World War II novel Tasa’s Song (2016), which Publishers Weekly called “a memorable tale of unflinching courage in the face of war—and the power of love and beauty to flourish amid its horrors.” Kass is the founder and owner of Gramercy Books, an independent bookstore in central Ohio. Learn more at www.lindakass.com.

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