19 2024

RV Summer Book Series: The Underground Library

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at RVCC 118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ

Contact Michelle Edgar
908.526.1200 x8735

July 19, 10-11 a.m., The Underground Library by Jennifer Ryan. When the new deputy librarian, Juliet Lansdown, finds that Bethnal Green Library isn't the bustling hub she's expecting, she becomes determined to prove herself and breathe life back into it. Katie Upwood is thrilled to be working at the library, although she's only there until she heads off to university in the fall. But after the death of her beau on the front line and amid tumultuous family strife, she finds herself harboring a life-changing secret. Sofie Baumann, a young Jewish refugee, came to London on a domestic service visa only to find herself working as a maid for a man who treats her abominably. She escapes to the library every chance she can, finding friendship in the literary community and aid in finding her sister, who is still trying to flee occupied Europe. This story brings these three women together and offers insight into life in The Underground Library. 
To join us for this book discussion, please email michelle.edgar@raritanval.edu

Sponsor: The Jewish Federation of West-Central New Jersey