Young author Rachel Lu releases her debut novel

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – As someone who has always been interested in World War II, author Rachel Lu never knew that not all who were put in the concentration camps were Jewish people. There were gypsies, political figures and communists. This discovery inspired her to weave a tale that revisits this dark period of history. Her new publication, “Every Act of Mankind,” (published by Xlibris) will grip readers’ hearts.

Set in 2003, this book goes back in time to follow the memories of Kerstin in 1941, a survivor of Nazi Germany. In an attempt to protect her mentally handicapped sister Erin, perfectly sane Kerstin is sent to the hospital along with Erin. The experiences she has while there, and later during the war, change her life forever. To cope with her haunting past, she sees a shrink who advised her to write her troubles down. As she begins the painful yet liberating process, the story of her past unravels with it, along with her thoughts, her secrets and her guilty conscience.

“I want readers to know that there were different camps set up for different people who Adolf Hitler did not envision in his the Aryan 'master' race,” says Lu. “Also, I want them to know that the German citizens had different viewpoints on this.”

A compelling yet poignant read, “Every Act of Mankind” takes readers into a woman’s tragic journey through the darkest period of the 20th century, letting them glimpse a different perspective of Nazi Germany and the horrors people at that time experienced.

“Every Act of Mankind” By Rachel Lu Hardcover | 6x9in | 60 pages | ISBN 9781503537774 Softcover | 6x9in | 60 pages | ISBN 9781503537781 E-Book | 60 pages | ISBN 9781503537798 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author Rachel Lu was born in North Carolina and raised in the Bay Area. She is 14 years old. She writes in her free time and devours books with equal ferocity. She enjoys playing basketball at her school and outside of school. She lives with her mom, dad and younger sister. She has an older brother, but he is away in college. She looks forward to writing more books in the future.

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