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Down with the hyphenates!

My next novel deals with, among other things, the raging prejudice against the pestilent “hyphenates” during World War I. And what were hyphenates? German-Americans, Hungarian-Americans, Polish-Americans. Those folks. Particularly the first group, spurred by the lurid posters you see here.

Posted in Third novel

Don’t dump on the YMCA

Starting research on my third novel, set just before and during World War I, I discover the Espionage Act of 1917 established $10,000 fines and/or 20 year prison sentences for criticizing or saying or writing anything “disloyal, profane, scurrilous or

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Sunday, May 6, 2pm reading from latest work at Hexagon Brewing Company, Knoxville, TN.

Thursday, May 10, 6-8 pm presentation on research on the historical novel, Blount County Library, Maryville, TN.

When We Were Strangers, Italian translation, to be presented in Pescasseroli, Italy, August 2018.

Recent Review
“Absorbing and layered with rich historical details, in Under the Same Blue Sky, Schoenewaldt weaves a tender and at times, heartbreaking story about German-Americans during World War I. With remarkable compassion, the author skillfully portrays conflicted loyalties, the search for belonging, the cruelty of war, and the resilience of the human spirit.”—Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise and The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

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