Accidental Saviors (Paperback)

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A Novel of Uncommon Heroism in a Dark Time Algot Niska was a smuggler. Felix Kersten a celebrated chiropractor with a practice that included the highest men in Nazi circles. Expatriates living in Berlin in the early days of World War II, they seemed to share nothing in common but their Finnish background. Neither thought of themselves as a hero. But an accident of history led each to use his strategic position to save the lives of hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution and likely death Author Jack Saarala interweaves actual history and events from the lives of Kersten and Niska with imaginative fiction to create a suspenseful novel in the inspiring tradition of Schindler's List and The Zookeeper's Wife.

About the Author

Jack Saarala was born in Finland and later emigrated to Toronto, Canada. He studied at Yale Divinity School and in 1981 moved to Florida. He currently lives in Wyncote, PA. He and his wife Diane are the grateful parents of two adult sons: Luke, of Wyncote, PA and Jesse of Gainesville, FL. Jack remains a Canadian citizen, but cheers for the Finnish ice hockey teams in the Olympics and international tournaments, even if Canada is the opponent. In June 2015, he retired after over 40 years as a Lutheran clergyman. Since retirement, his viewpoint has changed from scanning the environment for sermon material to seeing the world as a novelist. He'd always wanted to write one since reading The Great Gatsby in high school and then studying English literature at the University of Toronto. So, he did write one. In October 2016, his immigration novel, Beginning Again at Zero was self-published at Lulu Press. His second, Accidental Saviors, is published by Can't Put It Down Books.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780999462324
ISBN-10: 0999462326
Publisher: Can't Put It Down Books
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2018
Pages: 252
Language: English