An Evening With Jennifer Coburn


Join us for an evening with bestselling author Jennifer Coburn as we celebrate the paperback release of her historical novel Cradles of the Reich. An audience Q & A and book signing will follow the author’s presentation. This event is free & open to the public. Reserved seating and signing line priority will be given to those who purchase a copy of the book from the Library Shop SD. Reserve your copy and seat at the event here.


Three women’s fates are irrevocably intertwined at Heim Hochland, a Nazi-sanctioned maternity home in Bavaria. Gundi is a pregnant student from Berlin — an Aryan beauty, secretly a member of a resistance group. Hilde, only 18, is a true believer in the cause and is thrilled to carry a Nazi official’s child. And Irma, a 44-year-old nurse, is desperate to build a new life after personal devastation. All three have everything to lose. Based on untold historical events, this novel brings us intimately inside the women’s homes in several countries during World War II, when thousands of babies were taken from their mothers to be raised as part of the new Germany. But it proves that in a dark period of history, the connections women forge can carry us through, even driving us to heroism we didn’t know we had within us.


Jennifer Coburn is the author of the historical novel Cradles of the Reich and the mother-daughter travel memoir; We’ll Always Have Paris, as well as six contemporary women’s novels. Additionally, Jennifer has contributed to numerous literary anthologies. Jennifer lives in San Diego with her husband, William. When she’s not going down historical research rabbit holes, she volunteers with So Say We All, a live storytelling organization, where she is a performer, producer, and performance coach. She is also an active volunteer with Reality Changers, a nonprofit that supports low-income high school students in becoming the first in their families to attend college.