Imagine you are Jewish, living in Prague, and it is the summer of 1939. Author Peter Curtis does not have to imagine that. He lived it and he survived. Peter was two when his family left Prague. He is now a retired doctor and lives in Seattle, Washington.
In his book, The Dragontail Buttonhole, Peter has documented, in a fiction format, how his family was able to escape from Nazi occupied Prague to Budapest to Germany to Paris. A dragontail buttonhole was a signature buttonhole shape on fine menswear jackets for which Peter’s father sold the fabric.
Along the way you will meet some despicable Nazis (I guess that is redundant), a traitorous family member, and some very nice strangers. The book is a page turner and you will find yourself delaying meals and sleep in order to find out what happens. This book is the first of a projected trilogy. Book two is nearly ready for publication. I for one cannot wait to see how the family gets from Paris to England and then to the United States.
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