Award-winning author to read from book

By Tatiana Castellanos

Award-winning author Stephen Maitland-Lewis will be at Queens College to read from his historical fiction novel about the Holocaust April 21 at 4 p.m.

His story is set before World War II and follows two German boys who get together weekly so one can teach the other to play the piano. When the Nazis seize power, this friendship is put to an end, as one of the boys is Jewish. Forty years later, a lost family heirloom will decide their fate.

Maitland-Lewis will also discuss his friendship with jazz legend Louis Armstrong and how it affected his life.