Everybody’s War: Book signing and reading at Museum
Local author and restaurateur Wim de Vriend will give a reading, and sign copies of his new book, Everybody’s War, at the Coos Historical and
North Bend, on Saturday, April 26, starting at 1 p.m.
Everybody’s War: People Who Rebuilt Their Lives, and Enemies Who Became Friends, in the Long Shadow of World War II, is a memoir and personal journal. Offering often-funny, always-unusual stories about his customers, de Vriend ties them to his memories of occupied
Holland during World War II.
His memories of the Dutch people, soldiers both American and German, persecuted Jews, and others -- all of whom hoped to find a place of “freedom and peace” -- gives readers and listeners a chance to see life in
America from a different vantage point.
Still, the book keeps a solid focus on the
Coast and de Vriend’s alert, unvarnished take on daily life in downtown
De Vriend will have copies of his book available for sale and signing. Admission to the reading is free and open to the public at the Coos Historical and
1220 Sherman Ave., North
, just south of the