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Sherwood Novel Afternoon Book Group
Gather together in person at Sherwood Library to discuss The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. Starting in September, we will offer two times to meet and discuss our novel. Join us at 1:30 or 7:00 -- you choose. Adults. No registration required.
Paris, 1939. Odile has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; her adored twin brother Remy; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. But when World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear - including her beloved library. After the invasion, as the Nazis declare a war on words and darkness falls over the City of Light, Odile and her fellow librarians join the Resistance with the best weapons they have: books. They risk their lives again and again to help their fellow Jewish readers.
Montana, 1983. Odile's solitary existence in gossipy small-town Montana is unexpectedly interrupted by Lily, her neighbor, a lonely teenager longing for adventure. As Lily uncovers more about Odile's mysterious past, they find they share a love of language, the same longings, the same lethal jealousy. Odile helps Lily navigate the troubled waters of adolescence by always recommending just the right book at the right time, never suspecting that Lily will be the one to help her reckon with her own terrible secret.
Related LibGuide: Find Your Next Book by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)
- Tuesday, September 27, 2022
- 1:30pm - 2:30pm
- Sherwood Conference Room 3
- Library Branch:
- Sherwood Regional Library
- Book Discussion
Sherwood Novel Book Group meets the fourth Tuesday each month. Future dates include: October 25, November 22.