Chicago author K.M. Sandrick releases work of historical fiction–The Pear Tree

CHICAGO, IL, March 23, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — From fist-time novelist K. M. Sandrick comes a story about a largely forgotten incident in WW II Czechoslovakia and its enduring aftereffects on women and children from a small Bohemian village.

“A debut historical novel of betrayal, reprisal, defeat, and hope In World War II Czechoslovakia.”–Kirkus Reviews

May, 1942: The leader of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Reinhard Heydrich, is assassinated by Czech partisans. On the flimsiest of evidence, the Nazi high command orders the obliteration of the Czech town of Lidice. Every man in the town is executed, women and children are killed, sent to forced labor, or selected for “racially populating” the New Germany. The only living reminder of the town–a pear tree sapling.

In this carefully researched chronicle, Sandrick transports readers in time and space, capturing both the unhappy truths of the human condition as well as small acts of heroism.

“Sandrick’s fictional characters give the reader a sense of what her real characters endured, how they felt, and the ways their lives changed as a result of the Nazi occupation.”–Christine Cassello, Windy City Reviews.

“The effects of propaganda, rampant nationalism, organized brutality, and denial are well-played out and credible. The parallels to today’s world are evidence. Particularly chilling is the often-repeated line: ‘What do we have to worry about ? It’s not like we’re Jews.’ Many readers will find this tale chilling because it deals with ‘regular’ Czechs–people who thought themselves safe from the chaos and violence impacting more obvious, easily targeted victims.”–Wayne Turmel, Chicago Writers Association

The Pear Tree was accepted into nomination for a 2018 Global Ebook Award in the historical fiction category.

The Global Ebook Awards honor and bring attention to the future of book publishing: Ebooks. Now in its seventh year, the Award program covers more than 100 specific categories. They are open to all publishers large and small so that a winner is the best in its category not the best of small or regionally published ebooks. Most ebooks in the award program are also available as printed booked as well.

About the author: K.M. Sandrick is an award-winning freelance medical and science writer based in Chicago. She has served as editor or written for many clinical, hospital management, and scientific publications in the U.S. and other countries.

The Pear Tree softcover is available for sale on Amazon and other vendors. Books may be ordered directly from the author. For more information, contact the author at [email protected], 773-327-8597,

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