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On-site: Morning Book Club
December 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Register by picking up your copy today. Come by the library and have a book discussion in this community-led group. This month we are discussing Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon. Copies are available at the Lower Level Welcome Desk. All are welcome- please finish the book ahead of the meeting.
This group will meet in the library’s Lower Level Program Room. Masks are required for indoor programs.
BASED ON THE THRILLING REAL-LIFE STORY OF SOCIALITE SPY NANCY WAKE, comes the newest feat of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia, featuring the astonishing woman who killed a Nazi with her bare hands and went on to become one of the most decorated women in WWII.
It is 1936 and Nancy Wake is an intrepid Australian expat living in Paris who has bluffed her way into a reporting job for Hearst newspaper when she meets the wealthy French industrialist Henri Fiocca. No sooner does Henri sweep Nancy off her feet and convince her to become Mrs. Fiocca than the Germans invade France and she takes yet another name: a code name.
From smuggling people out of France, to training with the Special Operations Executives in Britain, Nancy is armed with her codenames, a ferocious wit, her signature red lipstick, and the ability to summon weapons straight from the Allied Forces.
But no one can protect Nancy if the enemy finds out these four women are one and the same, and the closer to liberation France gets, the more exposed she–and the people she loves–become.