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WRJ/Sisterhood Book Club
March 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
WRJ Book Club
Friday, March 25 at 10:00 am
Please join the WRJ/Sisterhood Book Club for fascinating reading and interesting discussions. On Friday, March 25, at 10:00 am, we will discuss Defending Britta Stein by Ronald Balson. Amazon says, “Chicago, 2018: Ole Henryks, a popular restauranteur, is set to be honored by the Danish/American Association for his many civic and charitable contributions. Frequently appearing on local TV, he is well known for his actions in Nazi-occupied Denmark during World War II – most consider him a hero.
Britta Stein, however, does not. The 90-year-old Chicago woman levels public accusations against Henryks by spray-painting ‘Coward’, ‘Traitor’, ‘Collaborator’, and ‘War Criminal’ on the walls of his restaurant. Mrs. Stein is ultimately taken into custody and charged with criminal defacement of property. She also becomes the target of a bitter lawsuit filed by Henryks and his son, accusing her of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Attorney Catherine Lockhart, though hesitant at first, agrees to take up Mrs. Stein’s defense. With the help of her investigator husband, Liam Taggart, Lockhart must reach back into wartime Denmark and locate evidence that proves Mrs. Stein’s innocence. Defending Britta Stein is critically acclaimed author Ronald H. Balson’s thrilling take on a modern-day courtroom drama, and a masterful rendition of Denmark’s wartime heroics.”
We extended our reliance on Zoom meetings because of the COVID surge. It makes sense to continue convening on Zoom at least through the spring. We look forward to gathering in person again when it is safe. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. Please contact Susan Waterman at [email protected] with questions, comments, and suggestions for future book selections.