February’s Book Club selection is The Sugar Men by Ray Kingfisher.
Sixty-four years ago, Susannah Morgan managed to flee the horrors of the Holocaust. But the memories of that childhood ordeal have proven impossible to sweep away.
For most of her new life spent settled in sleepy North Carolina, the flashbacks have been a lonely obsession—one she has hidden from her family, and about which her heart is torn. Because for all the pain and the cruelty of those terrible years, she harbours sweet memories too, of unexpected friends who risked their own lives in order to save hers. As Susannah’s time on earth draws to a close, her innermost thoughts of those long-gone days become questions—ones that demand answers.
Against the wishes of her children, Susannah returns to Germany and the scene of unspeakable crimes. There she will come face to face with the Holocaust’s terrible, wretched legacy, and will finally make peace with the ghosts of her past. (Goodreads.com)
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 28th at 2 PM
Place: The book store Raconte Moi la Terre’s tearoom, 14 rue du Plat 69002 Lyon (near Place Bellecour)
Note: Let us know if you plan to attend so we can save enough chairs. They serve lunch there if you would like to come earlier. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March’s selection us The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer