How many of us collected stamps as children? The art of engraving stamps, is just that, an art. It also can be, at the right time, a life saver. Our July selection for CapRadio Reads is Jillian Cantor's new book The Lost Letter. Starting out in 1938, a particularly terrible part of the history of Austria, we meet Kristoff, an 18 year old apprentice to Frederick Faber, a Jewish stamp engraver. Kristoff is welcomed into the Faber family and forms a very special bond with them. As the year goes on, the threat from the Nazi's becomes more real and more dangerous. The engraving art becomes a life line for Jews trying to flee the country. Our story really begins with this. Please join us to discuss this wonderfully researched and written novel, Tuesday, July 11 at either 2pm or 6pm.
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