When the United States enters World War I in 1917, Emma Altenberg's world is turned upside down. Anti-German hysteria sweeps through Minnesota, disrupting the lives of friends and family. A sixteen-year-old minister's daughter, Emma struggles with the challenge of relationships with her parents and her peers. Set in New Ulm, Minnesota, the novel is a thoughtful story that engages readers of all ages.
"Kathryn Doty has written a compelling narrative about the German-American community in New Ulm, Minnesota, during World War I. This is a well-plotted, fast-paced, compassionate and entirely believable account of a terrible moment in our recent history.
Jane Taylor McDonnell, Author
News From the Border: A Mother’s Memoir of an Autistic Son
& Living to Tell the Tale: A Guide to Writing Memoir
This work contributes to an understanding of the World War I experience, which forms an important chapter in German-American history in general, and in New Ulm history in particular.
Don Heinrich Tolzmann
Director, German-American Studies, University of Cincinnati
President, Society for German-American Studies
Softbound: ISBN 1-889020-13-3
6 x 9 inches, 208 pages, softbound cover, $16.95