As part of our Online Author Series, take an exciting trip through time as we chat with New York Times bestselling historical fiction author Pam Jenoff about her newest novel "Code Name Sapphire." In this riveting tale of bravery and resistance, a woman must rescue her cousin's family from a train bound for Auschwitz. Adults. Register to get a link. Will be recorded for later viewing.
As part of our Online Author Series, take an exciting trip through time as we chat with New York Times bestselling historical fiction author Pam Jenoff about her newest novel "Code Name Sapphire."
It’s 1942 and Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany after her fiancé was killed in a pogrom. When her ship bound for America is turned away at port, she has nowhere to go but to her cousin Lily, who lives with her family in Brussels. Fearful for her life, Hannah is desperate to escape occupied Europe. But with no safe way to leave, she must return to the dangerous underground work she thought she had left behind.
Seeking help, Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network led by a mysterious woman named Micheline and her enigmatic brother Mateo. But when a grave mistake causes Lily’s family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. How much is Hannah willing to sacrifice to save the people she loves? Inspired by incredible true stories of courage and sacrifice, "Code Name Sapphire" is a powerful novel about love, family and the unshakable resilience of women in even the hardest of times.
About the Author: Pam Jenoff was born in Maryland and raised outside Philadelphia. She attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in England. Upon receiving her master’s in history from Cambridge, she accepted an appointment as special assistant to the Secretary of the Army. Following her work at the Pentagon, Pam moved to the State Department. She left the Foreign Service in 1998 to attend law school and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She now teaches law at Rutgers.
Pam is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Woman With The Blue Star," "The Lost Girls of Paris," "The Orphan’s Tale," "The Kommandant’s Girl," "The Diplomat’s Wife," "The Ambassador’s Daughter," "The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach," "The Winter Guest," "The Things We Cherished," "Almost Home" and "A Hidden Affair." She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband, three children, dog, cat, lizard and bird.
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This event is part of DBRL's Online Author Series, supported by David Lile honorarium funds. A recording will also be available for later viewing on the author series site.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Featured | Books & Authors |
TAGS: | Online Author Series | Book Discussion |
|Mon, Jun 05||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
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