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A Book and a Chat with Germaine Shames

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A Book and a Chat

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Germaine W. Shames has written from six continents--soon to add the seventh--on topics ranging from the Middle East crisis to Aboriginal land rights, from the struggle to save the Amazon to the plight of street children. She is the holder of Arizona's Literary Fellowship in Fiction, is author of the critically-acclaimed novel Between Two Deserts (Macadam/Cage Publishing, Fall 2002), two earlier nonfiction books, and three feature screenplays.

She will be stopping by to chat about her latest novel, "You Fascinating You" In the final weeks of 1938, in the shadow of Kristallnacht and imminent war, a heartsick Italian maestro wrote a love song called “Tu Solamente Tu”.  Its lyrics lamented his forced separation from his wife, the Hungarian ballerina Margit Wolf, in the wake of Mussolini’s edict banishing foreign Jews from Italy.