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BLT Book Club - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Monrovia Public Library
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Book Club MeetingsBook Club: Booked for Lunch
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

The women referred to in the title are widows of three conspirators involved in the assassination attempt on Hitler. Marianne von Lingenfels, whose moneyed pedigree has protected her from the more unsavory punishments of the war, has been tasked with locating the other resistance widows, and ensuring their safety. But she is no superhero. Along with the naïve Benita and inscrutable Ania, they represent the everyday, ordinary Germans swept up in the extraordinary, who survived as best they could when the right thing to do wasn’t always clear (or even an option). If you’re curious about what it was like to be a typical citizen during this time--if you struggle to comprehend how a society could become a breeding ground for Hitler’s brand of evil, The Women in the Castle offers some insight. It also draws some chilling parallels to things brewing in the political climate today.

Join us in the Monrovia Community Center Meeting Room for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at or 256-489-3392.