What do a parking lot dance party and a Holocaust novel have in common? First Friday at Newberry Market in WRJ.
First Friday in downtown White River Junction will feature some big fun at Newberry Market, the former department store, ex-bingo parlor and current pop-up food, crafts and culture enclave. 

Local vendors, live music and a parking lot party are on tap at the venue by the Tuckerbox downtown. But the most stirring attraction may be K. Heidi Fishman, a retired Upper Valley psychologist who will be on hand to sign copies of her Holocaust novel, Tutti's Promise

Here's a description of the book from the author's website:
"A promise kept is like the twinkling stars in the night sky . . . a constant reminder of something important that makes you who you are.
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"Can nine-year-old Tutti keep a promise—and a secret? Her family’s life may depend on it.

"In the early 1930s, life for the Jews is on the brink of ruin: Hitler has come to power, and the golden memories of happy times are fading fast. 

"One young couple, Margret and Heinz Lichtenstern, decide to flee Germany with their parents and daughter, Tutti. They move to Amsterdam, where Heinz is able to continue his work . . . and where there seems to be hope for the future. Two years later, Tutti’s brother is born, and the family is prospering.

"But then Germany invades the Netherlands. And in the pre-dawn hours of May 10, 1940, the Lichtensterns suddenly learn that they have not moved far enough."

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