The Last Daughter of Prussia
is a historical novel based on the family diaries of the author’s
grandparents—an epic story of suspense, love, and survival centering around the
largest and least known civilian mass exodus at the end of World War II. Set
amidst a beautiful and vanished way of life in war-torn East Prussia, two
unlikely young lovers must fight for their lives and find new heart while
struggling to escape one of the most dangerous and tragic landscapes of any
generation. The Last Daughter of Prussia
is a fast-paced compelling tale celebrating the indomitable human spirit in the
worst of times.
The book signing will also include a short reading by the
author at 6 pm, and advance first-edition hardback autographed copies of the
novel will be available for sale for $25.
|Author Marina Gottlieb Sarles|
Marina Gottlieb Sarles is also the author of Sand In My Shoes, a collection of
classic island stories. Gottlieb-Sarles is the daughter of Grand Bahama’s first
doctor and nurse, Dr. Ejnar and
Owanta Gottlieb, who came to the island during its Pine Ridge lumber camp
pioneer days, and later relocated to Abaco where they served the surrounding
communities for many years. The author is also the sister of Cay Gottlieb,
founder of Grand Bahama’s first privately owned radio station (Cool 96 FM), and
Frederik F. Gottlieb, attorney and former MP for Abaco.
The author has set up a blog (marinagottliebsarles.com
the story behind writing the novel, which will be released to world markets in
April 2013. This book launch event
is a special opportunity for The Bahamas to get a first look at a work by a Bahamian
daughter whose roots are deeply woven into the tapestry of the islands.
The public is invited.
Author Marina Gottlieb Sarles' extensive research on her new novel, The Last Daughter of Prussia, led her to
the now vanished land of her ancestors in East Prussia. Gottlieb Sarles shown
here discovering the grave of her great grandmother, Magdalena, whose son (the
author’s grandfather)—a leading environmentalist of his day—survived a little
and tragic civilian mass exodus at the end of WWII.