Utah State Library for the Blind and Disabled

Online Book Club

Our Online Book Club reads and discusses books every other month. The book club meets via conference call.

January 14, 2020

We will discuss 2 books on January 14, 2020. As so often lately, we're focussed on World War II.

DB 88588
The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
Emmanuelle has served as her occupied village's baker since her mentor was taken away to the concentration camps. As a focal point in village life, Emma has used her time to develop a network of resistance. A German captain begins to uncover her secrets as June 1944 approaches. Violence. 2017.

DB 95178
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell
An account of the efforts of Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite and American spy who established spy networks throughout World War II France, ultimately escaping through the Pyrenees into Spain after her cover was blown. Written by the author of Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill (DB 88505). Some strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Just a heads up for your calendar planning, Abbie has arranged for Phyllis Staton Campbell to join us in March to discuss her book Where Sheep May Safely Graze. Author visits are always fun, so keep that afternoon open.

Registration and Contact Information

Contact the library by email at blind@utah.gov.

You may also get information on the Utah State Library's Online Book Club through the Utah State Library home page: https://library.utah.gov/workshops. You may also register for the Book Group on this site.

Contact Paula Stuart
801-715-6789 In the SLC area
800-662-5540 Inside Utah
800-453-4293 Outside Utah