LAST STOP: DUISBURG is the retelling of the captivating true story of the Rechtschaffen family, from forefathers born in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains to present day descendants around the world.
One family’s heroic story to keep hope alive against unimaginable brutality during extraordinary times, and their constant faith while surrounded by antisemitism. From the pogroms in Eastern Europe to the horrific rise of Hitler, the Rechtschaffen’s navigated through incredible obstacles; their history is a testament to courage and enduring faith, and their story exposes the best and the worst humanity has to offer.
Candace Rechtschaffen-Gillhoolley was born in New York City and grew up in Scarsdale, New York.
She attended Barnard College of Columbia University and double majored in English and Women Studies.
She immigrated to Montreal, Quebec where she lives with her husband Sean of 25 years and her two teenagers Ronin and Autumn. She is a proud American and Canadian dual citizen.
This is her first novel.