The Highland Park Library offers a free virtual event with novelist Ellen Feldman discussing her new novel, Paris Never Leaves You, with book group leader and writing coach Alice Moody. This event is free, but registration is required. Sign up for it here.
About the Book: Living through World War II working in a Paris bookstore with her young daughter, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim. She is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life? Alternating between wartime Paris and the 1950s New York publishing world, Feldman’s book is a story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost.
A memorable, thought-provoking moral conflict, and dialogue [that] crackles like a duel... Paris Never Leaves You succeeds as a meaty moral tale. --Historical Novel Society
[This] story of love, resilience, determination and courage showcases just how far a mother and daughter will go to survive. -- CNN
The best works of historical fiction have a way of illuminating the present, allowing readers to better understand themselves through well-defined characters reflected in the prism of time.... Feldman does this beautifully in a multi-layered, tender story that explores the emotionally charged, often parallel terrains of truth, deception, love and heartbreak. --Shelf Awareness
About the Author: Ellen Feldman, a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Terrible Virtue, The Unwitting, Next to Love, Scottsboro (shortlisted for the Orange Prize), The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank (translated into nine languages), and Lucy. Her novel Terrible Virtue was optioned by Black Bicycle for a feature film.
"Masterful. Magnificent. A passionate story of survival and a real page turner. This story will stay with me for a long time." —Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey