Books Sandwiched In Meets June 5
Books Sandwiched In will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, in Meeting Room C at Chapel Hill Public Library. The selection for June is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. The book received the Audie Award for Fiction in 2016 and was a nominee for the Dublin Literary Award in 2017 and the "Best of the Best" award in 2018.
The Nightingale is a book of historical fiction set during the Nazi occupation of France during WWII, and is based in part on the true-life experiences of several women, including Andree de Jongh, a Belgian woman who is credited with rescuing 118 downed allied pilots and others, escorting many of them by foot over the Pyrenees.
In this epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II, Vianne and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside. When World War II strikes and Isabelle’s husband, Antoine, is sent off to fight, Vianne and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong.
The book explores the roles of women and their families in wartime through the experiences of these two sisters who deal with the suffering, abuses, and privations of war while also bravely working to thwart the Nazi regime.
Books Sandwiched In is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except January and July) in meeting room C at the Library at 100 Library Drive. You are invited to bring a lunch and join the discussion.
Who: Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library
What: Books Sandwiched In Book Club - Free and Open to the Public
Where: Chapel Hill Public Library
Wednesday June 5 – 11:30 am
Book: The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah