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The Resource The Paris library : a novel, Janet Skeslien Charles

The Paris library : a novel, Janet Skeslien Charles

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The Paris library : a novel
Title
The Paris library
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Janet Skeslien Charles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; her adored twin brother Remy; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside the library's legendary director, Dorothy Reeder. But when World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear - including her beloved library. After the invasion, as the Nazis declare a war on words and darkness falls over the City of Light, Odile and her fellow librarians join the Resistance with the best weapons they have: books. They risk their lives again and again to help their fellow Jewish readers. When the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal. Montana, 1983. Odile's solitary existence in gossipy small-town Montana is unexpectedly interrupted by Lily, her neighbor, a lonely teenager longing for adventure. As Lily uncovers more about Odile's mysterious past, they find they share a love of language, the same longings, the same lethal jealousy. Odile helps Lily navigate the troubled waters of adolescence by always recommending just the right book at the right time, never suspecting that Lily will be the one to help her reckon with her own terrible secret. Based on the true story of the American Library in Paris, The Paris Library explores the geography of resentment, the consequences of terrible choices made, and how extraordinary heroism can be found in the quietest of places"--
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10892436
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DLC
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Skeslien Charles, Janet
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.K54
LC item number
P37 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women librarians
  • American Library in Paris
  • Intergenerational relations
  • FICTION / Historical / World War II
  • Paris (France)
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Friendship
Label
The Paris library : a novel, Janet Skeslien Charles
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781982134204
Lccn
2019043786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1233170101
Label
The Paris library : a novel, Janet Skeslien Charles
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781982134204
Lccn
2019043786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1233170101

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