Women's Voices Book Club with Pam Jenoff
This event is a virtual Meet-and-Greet. RSVP today!
Enjoy this complimentary event with discounts in the cafe. Starting at 6PM is a book discussion lead by top bookseller Karin Barker, followed up a 30 minute skype session with Pam.
After taking the world by storm with her compelling and absorbing USA Today and New York Times bestseller, The Orphan’s Tale, Pam Jenoff, returns with a story of bravery, intrigue, and sisterhood in the Second World War. The Lost Girls of Paris investigates the forgotten history of a female spy ring whose agents changed the course of the war before disappearing, and the widowed American woman determined to uncover their fates.
Widowed during the war, Grace Healy is slowly rebuilding her life in 1946 Manhattan. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs--each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.
Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home--their fates confidential. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother-turned-agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor, and betrayal.
Based on the Secret Operations Executive, this vividly rendered story of mystery and survival shines a light on the much-overlooked role that women played in the Allied victory. The Lost Girls of Paris is a suspenseful and inspiring read about the brutality of war, the scars left on its survivors and the inspiring tenacity of the human spirit.
Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels of historical fiction, including the New York Times bestseller The Orphan's Tale. She holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a master's degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania. Jenoff's novels are inspired by her experiences working at the Pentagon and also as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland. She lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.