UP-COMING EVENT Saturday, December 1: Long Journey Home: A Prague Love Story
Reading and Book Launch. Helen Notzl’s memoir with live music from Caitlin Ciampaglia, 3:00 to 4:30 at The Common Good Café, 758 Bush Street in Belfountain.
Long Journey Home: A Prague Love Story
A new memoir by local Belfountain author and BCO Board Member Helen Notzl
A four-year-old girl survives a harrowing escape across a heavily armed border of Czechoslovakia with her mother and brother after the Communist takeover in 1948. The family leaves everything behind to flee to freedom in Canada.
Years later, as a young woman living in Toronto, despite growing up with the security and comfort of Canada, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the country of her birth and returns during the dark days of the brutal communist regime, finding long-lost family, danger, love, and heartbreak.
With intense drama, vivid narration, and brilliant detail, Long Journey Home tells the story of a quest for those things that truly matter to all of us: love, identity, family and home. A moving memoir filled with political intrigue, family secrets, passionate revolutionaries and, at the centre of it all, a woman torn between two countries and the love of two men.
Readers are saying, “A memoir that reads like a novel, a thriller – I couldn’t put it down!”
Long Journey Home: A Prague Love Story is perfect Christmas gift for family and friends.
Helen Notzl is an executive coach and life coach, and was the founder of Toronto’s Pauline McGibbon Cultural Centre, a showcase for women in the arts. She lives in Caledon south of Belfountain and together with her husband, Walter Keyser, travels several times a year to their apartment in Prague.
Available at BookLore in Orangeville, Forsters Book Garden in Bolton, and numerous local retailers including The Common Good Café and Higher Ground in Belfountain, and Hannah’s in Erin.