Author Erin Litteken talks about her latest novel The Memory Keeper of Kyiv
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2023 • 7:30 PM EST / 6:30 PM CST / 5:30 PM MST
Author Erin Litteken talks about her latest novel The Memory Keeper of Kyiv.
In 1929, Katya is 16 years old, surrounded by family and in love with the boy next door. When Stalin’s activists arrive in her village, pressure to join the collective begins. Soon neighbors disappear, those who speak out are never seen again and every new day is uncertain. Resistance has a price, and as desperate hunger grips the countryside, survival seems more a dream than a possibility. But, even in the darkest times, love beckons.
Seventy years later, a young widow discovers her grandmother’s journal, one that will reveal the long-buried secrets of her family’s haunted past. A story of the resilience of the human spirit, the love that sees us through our darkest hours and the true horror of what happened during the Holodomor.