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September 2016 book selection

The Race For Paris

by Meg Waite Clayton


Posts About The Race For Paris 

August 24, 2016

There are so many interesting books and stories about World War II that sometimes it is difficult to decide which ones to read.  Of course, there were the books written at the time, and certainly Winston Churchill's come to mind first.  Since the end of WWII, so many writers have chosen the war as their subject to write both fiction and non fiction.  Many are very well done. Some are fiercely accurate accounts, and some are stories, written more for entertainment than accuracy, but still enjoyable.  

Our September author Meg Waite Clayton has managed to tell an incredibly entertaining story, while through intensive research, keeping to the facts in a most dedicated manner.  Her story of the women journalists who went through hell to get to where the story was, is a fantastic read as well as a seldom told story.  

Please join us and hear the rest of the story when she and Donna Apidone appear "in conversation" in our Community Room.  Make your reservations early. We will serve our usual lovely appetizers and wine, Tuesday, September 13 at 6 pm. 


August 17, 2016 | Vicki Lorini

Martha Gellhorn and Helen Kirkpatrick were among the more famous female reporters who covered World War II, but there were many,  British, French and American, who, against all odds, got their stories to the waiting public.  

Gellhorn managed to sneak aboard a ship, and then actually made it to the beaches of Normandy for her story.  That is more than could be said for the very macho Ernest Hemingway.  The stories of these brave, audacious female writers and photographers have inspired and informed Meg Waite Clayton's newest novel The Race For Paris.  

She will be with us "in conversation" with our own intrepid journalist Donna Apidone on Tuesday, September 13 at 6 pm. Don't miss this one.  It will be fascinating and inspiring. 

See you there!

In Conversation with Donna Apidone

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Julia Green of Front Street Books recommends Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Helwig, City of Women by David R. Gillham and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.

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