Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived
2019 FAPA President’s Book Awards Winner – Autobiography/Memoir/Biography (Gold)
Travel Back in Time
During historically tragic times a young man pursued his quest to save himself and his family.
Experience the lives of a German American immigrant and his family in Germany during the tumultuous years 1914 to 1947. Dear Willy is about contrasts, love, loyalties, and how determination can lead to a different life. Willy Geheb was an adventurer; alone he faced the ocean voyage, hard labor, and horrible living conditions. Letters to and from Germany became the lifeline for the Geheb family as they shared concerns, triumphs, and tragedies.
History can be viewed from many angles, but there is nothing like firsthand accounts to bring it to life. This story is played out in poignant letters, journals, photos, and historical notes. Willy and his family speak expressively about their lives as they bring you into their world in a personal way.
Editor, Claire Ohlsson Geheb, has woven a tale that is meaningful to all people with an interest in humanity as it tells of the ingenuity, drive, and courage of our forefathers. This social history about the quest for a better life is a story for everyone.