Special Note: Skeletons at the Feast was inspired by an actual World War Two diary. To see some of the published secondary sources Chris used, visit the novel’s acknowledgements. One memoir in particular that he found both informative and inspirational was Gerda Weissmann Klein’s poignant and powerful account of her adolescence and young adulthood, All But My Life. The fictional character in his novel, Cecile Fournier, owes much to her. To read All But My Life, visit your local bookstore or visit visit www.bn.com or www.amazon.com. To learn more about the Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation and the work they do promoting tolerance and respect for others, visit www.kleinfoundation.org.
Chris joined Todd Moe in March on North Country Public Radio. To listen to the nine-minute interiew or download it to your iPod, click here.