Meet the Author: Claire Gebben

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 2/25/2014
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 Like many generations before her, author Claire Gebben had kept in contact with her German side of her family via letter writing. A few years ago, she received a fantastic surprise when her family in Freinsheim, Germany discovered old letters in their attic - letters, the earliest written in 1841, from German immigrants to Cleveland, OH. Who wrote these letters? Claire embarked on a quest to find out more, and in the process she became fascinated with the German immigrant experience.
Now, in THE LAST OF THE BLACKSMITHS: A Novel, she brings to life the moving story of Michael Harm, a 19th Century blacksmith from the Bavarian Rhineland, who dares to follow his dreams of freedom and prosperity and travels from Germany to Cleveland, Ohio to pursue an artisan way of life. Book available for purchase & signing to follow the program.
Library: Coupeville Library
Location: Coupeville Meeting Room
Presenter: Claire Gebben