October 2012 Indie Next List
“Kanter's ability to take you inside her memories is phenomenal. Her tone is fluid, yet full of the tension of the times. You are there, seeing through her eyes. Her use of unique phrases -- 'it was delicious to know who was walking with whom' -- and the way she speaks directly to her husband's memory add a refreshing and dreamlike familiarity to her prose. A love story, a reminder of a cruel period in history, and a book filled with hope, beautifully written. I'll never forget it!”
— Linda Bond, Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA
An "instantly mesmerizing" (Oprah.com) and "valuable piece of social history" (Chicago Jewish Star)--the astonishing memoir of a "vivid, tenacious, and absolutely unforgettable" (Bookreporter.com) woman whose courage and resourcefulness kept her and her beloved safe after the Nazis invaded Austria. Vienna, 1938: Trudi Kanter, stunning and charismatic, is a renowned hat designer for Europe's most fashionable women when she falls in love with a handsome businessman. "We were young and the world was ours," she writes. Then, in the blink of an eye, Hitler comes to power and Kanter's world collapses. She and her family embark on an incredible journey across Europe, desperate to escape Nazi-occupied Austria.