Leslie K. Barry with Kimberley Cameron - Newark Minutemen (Online Event)

Book Passage Presents

Thurs., August 19, 2021 • 5:30pm PT • Live • Online

In conversation with Kimberley Cameron

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A #1 bestseller and soon-to-be motion picture, Newark Minutemen has bridged generations. Based on a true story, this epic narrative of forbidden love and unholy heroism is set against the backdrop of an America ripped apart by the Great Depression and on the brink of war.

Newark, NJ, 1938. Millions are out of work and robbed of dignity. A shadow Hitler-Nazi party called the German-American Bund that is led by an American Fuhrer threatens to swallow democracy. In this dangerous time of star-spangled fascism, a romance forms between the Jewish boxer, Yael, and the daughter of the enemy, Krista. But 1930s America pulls them apart as Krista’s people want Yael’s dead—then Yael is recruited by the mob to go undercover for the FBI against her people and bring down the German-American Bund. Leslie K. Barry captures an authentic and brave portrait of a lost America searching for identity, preserving legacy, and saving its soul. It is a heartbreaking novel that crosses generations as it honors the fragility of freedom.

Award-winning and best selling author, Leslie K. Barry is most recently a screenwriter, author, and executive producer. Her previous professional work includes executive positions with major entertainment companies including Turner Broadcasting, Hasbro/Parker Brothers, and Mattel. Other areas of business include executive for the first e-shopping platform called eShop and marketing for Lotus Development and AOL. She was an Alpha Sigma Tau at James Madison University and attended a grad program at Harvard. She has spent the last twenty-five years with her husband, Doug Barry, in Tiburon, CA raising their four kids. You can visit her website at NewarkMinutemen.com.

Kimberley Cameron has been a literary agent for 28 years. She sold Senator Barbara Boxer’s Memoir, The Art of Tough to Hachette, and the new Willie Mays book, 24, Life Stories and Lessons from Say Hey Kid. She has started the careers of many debut authors, which she loves and finds thrilling. She is interested in writing that makes a reader feel something, whether it be fiction or non-fiction. Some of the genres she particularly enjoys are mystery and crime, thriller, science fiction, women’s fiction, horror and literary fiction. Non-fiction genres are health, science, biography, memoir and history.  She resides and works from Tiburon, California and France, with many visits to New York to make the rounds of editorial offices. She is also a mentor to five other agents who are selling their own books at her Agency.



Newark Minutemen: A True 1930s Legend About One Man's Mission to Save a Nation's Soul Without Losing His Own By Leslie K. Barry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631950728
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Published: Morgan James Fiction - October 6th, 2020