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Fireside Chat Book Discussion

If you like to read, and like to discuss books in a relaxing and informal setting with others who like to read, then join us for our Fireside Chat Book Discussion group.  This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the library by the fireplace.  Copies of books for discussion are available for check out at the library throughout the month.


The next group meets on: Thursday, Jan 25 at 6:30 pm
Book for discussion: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

 

 

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades.
 
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.

An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.

For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

Read more information about this book at Goodreads.com