The Paris Library is a well-written and engaging story of resistance during WW11 at the American Library in Paris.
Genre/Categories/Setting: WW11, Historical Fiction, Paris, Books About Books, Books About Libraries/Librarians, Paris
Welcome to #ThrowBackThursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of a back list title. Today, I’m sharing a histfic book about books and libraries, The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.
I’m linking up with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #ThrowbackThursday.
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Resistance in a silent and unlikely place…
The Paris Library is a dual timeline story of family, friendship, resistance, romance, betrayal, heroism, bravery, and books. In 1939, idealistic, courageous, and ambitious Odile Souchet works at the American Library in Paris when the Nazis arrive. Odile and the other librarians negotiate to keep the library open so they can protect the books and also make secret deliveries to their Jewish patrons. In 1983, Lily, a lonely teenager living in Montana, befriends a mysterious and reclusive, elderly, French neighbor woman and discovers they have a great deal in common.
“Books are the fresh air breathed in to keep the heart beating, to keep the brain imagining, to keep hope alive.”
Do you love books about books and books about libraries?
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