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Hunger Winter: A World War II Novel


Rob Currie

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Thirteen-year-old Dirk has been the man of the house since his papa disappeared while fighting against the Nazis with the Dutch Resistance. When the Gestapo arrests Dirks older sister, who is also a Resistance fighter, Dirk fears that he and his little sister, Anna, might be next.

With only pockets full of food and his sister asleep in his arms, Dirk runs away to find his father. As Dirk leads Anna across the war-torn Netherlands, from farmyards to work camps, he must rely on his wits and his fathers teaching to find his way.

Rob Currie (Author of Hunger Winter)AUTHOR INFO: Life conspired to get Rob Currie to write the novel, Hunger Winter. His father is a World War II veteran, his wife is Dutch, and his son wrote a short story about World War II in the Netherlands. Research revealed astonishing details about the Dutch experience of the war which begged to be turned into a novel. Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, he graduated from Cornerstone University and went on to earn a master's degree and doctorate in psychology from St. Louis University. He has taught psychology at Judson University since 1987. His hobbies include playing basketball, cooking, and writing humorous poetry.


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