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First-time novelist Robert Arthur Neff interweaves history and imagination in this novel of World War II that challenges our preconceptions of those who waged it and those who watched it happen. Concentrating on the everyday humanity of the players on both sides. Über Alles paints a thought-provoking and often disturbing portrait of how war affects everyday lives. Through this deeply personal picture of those who, hopelessly entangled in conflict, try to stay one step ahead of war as it hurtles toward them, this original novel will challenge the notion that “it can’t happen here.”
[After All, January, 2020 is the sequel in this series, also on NetGalley]
A Note From the Publisher
"The author also shows a mastery of detail and context—indeed, the book is a history lesson as much as a novel—and his controlled maneuvering of his characters through the events of the period make this book stand out from the still-crowded field of World War II epics."
~ Kirkus Review
“. . . riveting account of . . . two musical artists . . . when the Nazis sought to eradicate anyone they deemed racially impure or sexually deviant . . .”
~ George Marriner Maull, multiple Emmy-nominated artistic director and conductor of The Discovery Orchestra
"Über Alles is a well-constructed novel focused upon one of the pivotal eras of human history. It succeeds both as an engaging romantic tale and as a solid look back at World War II. Readers will be well rewarded."
~ Gregory Coleman, President, BuzzFeed; former president, Reader’s Digest
“ . . . Über Alles weaves aspects of WWII into a beautiful fictional story about . . . Theresienstadt . . . the persecution of homosexuals under Nazi rule, and more . . . This story stays with you and is highly recommended for serious readers.”
~ Lindy Bolling, President, The Rapid Reader Book Club, Michigan
“If you are prepared to vicariously travel back to World War II; if you are willing to tie your heart to a story that will fill—and break—it; if you want a book worthy of your valuable leisure time—then you must read Über Alles.”~ LAURIE BOGART MORROW, author, The Hardscrabble Chronicles
This book was heavily marketed through ibpa programs in 2016-2017. It now will marketed as part of the series with its companion AFTER ALL: A Gathering Storm of Romance, Revenge, and Espionage in Postwar South America. Publishers Weekly space advertising and Native Editorial through January 2020, the Authors Show podcast, NetGalley, listing and strong social media [Facebook, Twitter, etc.] presence.