If you haven’t read this story, it’s a heart-breaker. It begins in 1942 in Paris during a Nazi raid where much of the Jewish population was rounded up and sent to large facilities such as bicycle stadiums, and held under terrible conditions until they were shipped by train to Auschwitz for extermination. In this story, Sarah–a 10-year-old Jewish girl—is arrested with her family and whisked off to one of the shelters. Her story is tragic enough, but a choice she makes during the raid will forever change her life.
Years later, a journalist researching an article about this period, comes across something that connects her to Sarah’s family. Once she begins to put the pieces together, the tragedy makes her look at her own life and the choices she’s made. It is a complex and emotional story, but one which should provide some fascinating discussion during our next book club.
If you haven’t read the book, drop by the library and we’ll try to get you a copy in time to make the meeting. You don’t have to register to attend, so if you’ve already read the book and would like to come, the meeting starts at 6:30pm on Jan. 12th. Yes, we’ll have refreshments!
Book clubs are a great way to get to know new people, to discuss wonderful books, and challenge your usual reading lists. Why not give it a try? See you in January!