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“The Operator": A Historical Fiction with a Real-Life Inspiration

Chatting with the Author Gretchen Berg
Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 11:58:32-04

When Gretchen Berg received her grandmother’s notebook from her time as a switchboard operator, she was surprised by how revealing it was, in terms of history and her grandmother’s personality. Inspired by her interest in genealogy and her grandmother’s writing, Gretchen wrote the historical fiction “The Operator” about a nosy switchboard operator in Wooster, Ohio, who one night overhears something that threatens to upend her life. We’re so excited to chat with the author Gretchen Berg and hear all the details about her very first book!

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