The emotional power of this story makes it a page turner. Odile's life is altered in 1939 when the Nazis invade Paris and threaten to close the American Library where she works. Odile and the other librarians resist and smuggle books to patrons. At the end of the war she suffers an unspeakable betrayal.
In the 1980s Odile helps a teenager Lily in Montana to overcome loneliness. Their shared love of language draws them together. A dark secret connects them. The themes of jealousy and enduring love taken from Their Eyes Were Watching God influence the message of this story.
The Paris Library By Janet Skeslien Charles
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Published: Atria Books - February 9th, 2021