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Haddasah Book Group

September 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Sara Frank Chapter of Hadassah book group in Burlington, VT  meets monthly to discuss books with Jewish content.  Meetings are informal and held at each others’ homes weekday evenings.  All are welcome to join for interesting discussions, tasty snacks, and socializing.   Please contact the host to let her know you plan to attend.  If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Sherlock at [email protected], 802-865-7878, or  the host. Please note that all meetings begin at 7:30 PM.  Looking forward to seeing you soon. 

TITLE-The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. 448 pages; Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (February 3, 2015)

SYNOPSIS-The Amazon Spotlight Pick for February 2015: Kristin Hannah is a popular thriller writer with legions of fans, but her latest novel, The Nightingale, soars to new heights (sorry) and will earn her even more ecstatic readers. Both a weeper and a thinker, the book tells the story of two French sisters – one in Paris, one in the countryside – during WWII; each is crippled by the death of their beloved mother and cavalier abandonment of their father; each plays a part in the French underground; each finds a way to love and forgive. If this sounds sudsy. . . well, it is, a little. . . but a melodrama that combines historical accuracy (Hannah has said her inspiration for Isabelle was the real life story of a woman who led downed Allied soldiers on foot over the Pyrenees) and social/political activism is a hard one to resist. Even better to keep you turning pages: the central conceit works – the book is narrated by one of the sisters in the present, though you really don’t know until the very end which sister it is. Fast-paced, detailed, and full of romance (both the sexual/interpersonal kind and the larger, trickier romance of history and war), this novel is destined to land (sorry, again) on the top of best sellers lists and night tables everywhere. — Sara Nelson

RSVP TO HOST-Jan Orlansky-[email protected]

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Date:
September 28, 2015
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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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