Leslie Maitland - Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Love Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed

Leslie Maitland, an award-wining former New York Times investigative reporter, grew up enthralled by her mother Janine's dramatic stories of last-minute escape from the Nazis in Europe and of her star-crossed love for Roland, a young Catholic Frenchman. Forced to part in 1942, when Janine, a German Jew, fled to refuge in Cuba, the couple had pledged to marry after the war. But dislocation and Janine's family thwarted their goal. Later, while starting anew with a dynamic American husband, Janine continued to dream of ther lost Roland, until Maitland ultimately set out to find him. This impeccably researched account culminates in the daring fulfillment of a vow of love made fifty years earlier in a world torn by persecution and war.

This event is co-sponsored with the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Event date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Event address: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
60637-1507 Chicago
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ISBN: 9781590515709
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Published: Other Press (NY) - January 8th, 2013