Lorelei Brush shares Chasing the American Dream

Local author Lorelei Brush releases her new book, CHASING THE AMERICAN DREAM, in February, and will be with us (online) to talk about the story, her research and more. Sara Fitzgerald will join her for what is sure to be an interesting conversation!

It’s 1955. David stands on the courthouse steps in Cleveland, buttoning his coat, when his gaze catches the martial stride of a passerby. He recoils. It’s Dr. Gerhardt Adler, a brutal ex-S.S. Major who David sent to Nuremburg shackled in the back of a U.S. Army jeep. Determined to discover what that war criminal is doing in the U.S., David reverts to the spy mode he mastered in OSS and pursues the Nazi.

Chasing the American Dream captures David’s quest for justice against those who committed crimes against humanity during World War II. It continues as a fight within the American judicial system to free himself to live the American Dream. David feels cheated by his role during the war, safe behind Allied lines, when he yearned to be a hero. Can this search for Adler realize that dream for him?

After writing hundreds of government reports, Lorelei Brush has stepped into the glorious freedom of fiction. She loves to occupy a comfy coffee house chair and imagine her characters acting out each scene. 

Chasing The American Dream rolled from her pen following a six-month stint in the National Archives researching the role of her father in the Office of Strategic Services in World War II. He’d told his children exciting stories of his feats as a spy behind enemy lines, all of which turned out to be lies. She had to write about his quest to be a hero and how, when the war had not provided the opportunity, he might have used the 1950’s to achieve his goal.
Along with two gentle cats, she lives outside of Washington, D.C. in a community of good neighbors, friends, and fellow writers. In her spare time she reads novels, sings with a community chorus, hikes, and (in non-COVID times) works out at the gym.
Event address: 
Arlington, VA 22213