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Welcome author Claire Gebben and her memoir, "How We Survive Here: Families Across Time"


When Claire Gebben's German relative Angela visits her in the Pacific Northwest, she brings along a surprise--ancestral letters written by immigrant blacksmiths in Ohio containing untold stories, and keen impressions of the New World. Captivated, Claire embarks on a quest to write about her ancestors' lives.

Visit her website,, for more information about Ms. Gebben and her books.

Claire lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Her debut historical novel "The Last of the Blacksmiths" (2014) is based on the true story of her German immigrant ancestor who pursues the American dream.

An adventurer at heart, she enjoys traveling, genealogy, bicycling, hiking, and even on occasion blacksmithing. Her author blog explores genealogy and immigration, German and Scottish history, Ohio history, research and travels, and tips for writing about family history.

Last but not least, "How We Survive Here" was written in the hope it will inspire and help many others as they explore and write up their family histories.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020
How We Survive Here: Families Across Time Cover Image
By Claire Gebben, Angela Weber (Translator)
ISBN: 9781603817011
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Published: Coffeetown Press - November 2018

The Last of the Blacksmiths Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603811828
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Published: Coffeetown Press - February 15th, 2014