Book Break Book Club
Book Break our monthly a high-spirited book club with a focus on fun. Read a book, have some fun, and meet new people. The group meets in the Library Board Room on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome!
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible 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 Ravensbruck, 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.
2020 Book Break Selections:
|Date||Title & Author|
|January 15||Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly|
|February 19||Women and C.S. Lewis edited by C. Curtis|
|March 18||The Pioneers by David McCullough|
|April 15||East of Eden by John Steinbeck|
|May 20||The Farmer's Son by John Connell|
|June 17||The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce|
|July 15||Inheritance by Dani Shapiro|
|August 19||Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier|
|September 16||The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty|
|October 21||Don't Make Me Pull Over by Richard Ratay|
|November 18||Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens|
|December 16||Educated by Tara Westover|