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Best of the Book Nook: The Childrens' War, by J. N. Stroyar


One of my favorite interviews from the year 2001 was the one that I did with J.N. Stroyar. The author came out to our studios to discuss her massive novel "The Children's War." This work of alternative history operates under this basic premise: the Germans did not lose World War Two and in the world that followed the Nazis remain the dominant force in Europe. Imagine that. Stroyar did and the result is a chilling story that was one of my favorite works of fiction that year.

Some years later the author published a sequel. Recently she published the last book of what is now a trilogy. These are amazing books and as we observe the ugly tide of fascism rising once again in Europe and elsewhere they can be read as cautionary tales.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Microsun Lamps.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.