Stumbling Stone Author Event | 8/2 @ 6pm


WHAT:    Meet the Authors, Hear the Real Story

Jewish women born to immigrant parents in the Bronx in 1944 don’t get romantically involved with men who are cops, have German accents and look like Hitler youth leaders. But reporter Sarah Stern is drawn to Karl Schmidt and intrigued by his tangled family history. Stumbling Stone chronicles their journey across two continents and the discovery of sinister secrets they never could have imagined. This is a compelling work of fiction inspired by the remarkable histories of the authors.

 Authors Rudi Raab & Julie Freestone

WHO:    Rudi Raab, a retired California police officer, and Julie Freestone, a former newspaper reporter, will share the story of their historical novel Stumbling Stone.  

WHEN:    Wednesday, August 2, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:      Dolly’s Bookstore, 510 Main Street, Park City, Utah

WHY:    The authors weave a story about prejudice, reconciliation and family secrets in part as a memorial—stumbling stone (Stolperstein) —to one German who refused to adhere to the Nazi party line.

One reviewer said “Stumbling Stone reads like a historical detective novel, peeling away the layers of a disturbing story shrouded in mystery until the crime against humanity is tragically revealed.” Armand Volkas, Psychotherapist. Founder and Director, Healing the Wounds of History

More information about the book is available on and on Stumbling Stone on Facebook.

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