For those of you who might have missed our Book Buzz virtual conversation on Saturday, 1/16, a quick summary video of our discussions is on our YouTube channel. Click here to watch it. Below are the titles and information about the books we discussed, which are available at the Macedon Public Library:
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict (FIC BEN)
December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie.
Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict (FIC BEN)
Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies.
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict (FIC BEN)
A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist, Hedy Lamarr, whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication. Born Hedy Kiesler, her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage.
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of an American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell
The story of Virginia Hall, who became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and–despite her prosthetic leg — helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott (973.7 ABB)
The story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War.
The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini (FIC CHI)
Pledging her loyalty to the North at the risk of her life when her native Virginia secedes, Quaker-educated aristocrat Elizabeth Van Lew uses her innate skills for gathering military intelligence to help construct the Richmond underground and orchestrate escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison.
The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett (FIC FOL)
Among other things, A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land. But the customs of her husband’s homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic.
Our next Book Buzz will be on Saturday, 2/27 starting at 9:30am. If you are interested in attending, to talk about your newest great read (or your most recent flop), or to hear other talk about their reads, please email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you the information on how to join.