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Schedule March 21-28


March 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm, Tacoma Public Library, Main Branch, 1102 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma WA 98402


March 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm Village Books and Paper Dreams, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. Click here for info.


March 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (Ravenna location)


March 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm Third Place Books, 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 (Seward Park location)


March 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder Street, Shelton, WA  98584-2571


March 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501.


When Katrina Shawver met the eighty-five year old Henry Zguda, he possessed an exceptional memory, a surprising cache of original documents and photos, and a knack for meeting the right people at the right time. Couched in the interview style of Tuesdays with Morrie, Henry relates in his own voice a life as a champion swimmer, interrupted by a difficult three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Polish political prisoner. With a pragmatic gallows humor, and sense of hope, he showed the author how to truly live for today, preferably with a shot of good Polish vodka. Henry’s path of resiliency and power of connection are as relevant today, as they were in World War II.



Katrina Shawver wrote hundreds of newspaper columns over eleven years for The Arizona Republic, holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona in English/Political Science and has excelled at the School of Trial and Error. In addition to a variety of previous careers in software support, the paralegal profession, tax preparation, and answering phones for a forensic psychiatrist, she has presented at the community college level on Poland Under Hitler and Stalin. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and still wishes sweet potato fries counted as a vegetable. Visit her website katrinashawver.com where she blogs regularly. This is her first book.