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Evenings with an Author: Janet Skeslien Charles in conversation with Naida Culshaw [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]

February 24 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min

*Covid-19 Update: This winter, the Library’s Evening with an Author series will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom. These events, which are free and open to the public, require advance sign up. Evenings with an Author programs begin at 19h30 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.

Join us for an evening of conversation with Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library and an interview moderated by Naida Culshaw

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Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family, and the power of literature to bring us together.

Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has it all: her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into Paris, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, including her beloved library. Together with her fellow librarians, Odile joins the Resistance with the best weapons she has: books. But when the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal.

Montana, 1983: Lily is a lonely teenager looking for adventure in small-town Montana. Her interest is piqued by her solitary, elderly neighbor. As Lily uncovers more about her neighbor’s mysterious past, she finds that they share a love of language, the same longings, and the same intense jealousy, never suspecting that a dark secret from the past connects them.

A powerful novel that explores the consequences of our choices and the relationships that make us who we are—family, friends, and favorite authors—The Paris Library shows that extraordinary heroism can sometimes be found in the quietest of places.


Janet Skeslien Charles (left) is the award-winning author of Moonlight in Odessa and The Paris Library. Her shorter work has appeared in revues such as Slice and Montana Noir. She learned about the history of the American Library in Paris while working there as the programs manager.

Naida Culshaw (right) is a workshop facilitator, developmental coach, and lecturer at the Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM). As an alumni of the American Library in Paris she continues to create learning environments designed to encourage reflection, self-expression, analytical and critical thinking.

 


Evenings with an Author are generously sponsored by GRoW @ Annenberg

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Date:
February 24
Time:
19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
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