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J.L. Witterick

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J.L. Witterick talks to Joseph Planta about her first novel, My Mother’s Secret (iUniverse, 2013), that tells the true story of Franciszka and Helena, a mother and daughter who shelter Jewish families and a German soldier during World War II.


My Mother’s Secret by J.L. Witterick (iUniverse, 2013).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: My Mother’s Secret


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

There’s a book out now, My Mother’s Secret. It’s a novel from the first time author J.L. Witterick. She joins me now to talk about this new book that talks about a mother and daughter who hide Jewish families and a German soldier in their home during the Second World War. It’s based on a true story, and I’ll get Ms. Witterick to tell us about the mother and daughter, Franciszka and Helena, and the ingenious way she tells this story. This book has already gotten good notices, and will be included in some school curricula. It’s an ideal book to teach readers of all ages about the lessons of the Holocaust. I’ll ask Ms. Witterick about how she came to write this book, and why, as this is her first book. She remains a successful financial analyst and investor, as she’s president of the firm Sky Investment Counsel. The book is published by iUniverse. Visit www.mymotherssecret.com for more information. Incidentally, proceeds of this book will go to various charities. In the month of April, Girls Helping Girls in Africa will benefit from sales of this book; in May, proceeds will go towards ALS research. If you buy the book from Indigo/Chapters, proceeds will go to their Love of Reading Foundation. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program in Toronto today, Jenny Witterick; Ms. Witterick, good morning.

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