Lisa Farringer Parker is a successful attorney and author. A former professor of writing at Arizona State University, she has appeared on CNN and is a regular contributor to the Arizona Republic. She lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with her husband, Vernon B. Parker, the former mayor, and her two children. Jutta Bolle is her mother.
It is 1936 and Jesse Owens is poised for victory. Berlin is on full display. Hitler is firmly in control. Six-year-old Jutta Bolle relishes Owens's victory and the excitement of the Olympics. But the darkness is already engulfing Jutta's world as her family confronts the evil of Hitler. Each year brings more unimagined hardships and heartbreaks.