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Pageturners (South) Monthly Meeting

May Book Selection:

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

When a Jewish family tried to escape from the Nazis, the stepmother, fearing that the children would compromise their chance of survival, urged the father to leave the boy and the girl in the woods while the adults moved on. The children, lost, stumbled upon a hut, where an old woman lived by herself.

The author turned the well known tale of Hansel and Gretel into a story of love and survival in a small Polish village during WWII. It's a tightly woven tale, the characters interweaving with each other even though they may not know of the other's existence. They are like insects trapped on a spider web, each action trembling along the criss-cross of silk threads. As they get more and more tangled in the web, the foreboding sense that something bad, something dark, will happen seize upon the reader. Will they make it out alive? Will they be able to break free?

A spell-binding tale that won't let go of you easily.

 

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  • A former member
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    May 21 is first day of summer semester and I will not be able to make it. :-( I did read the book and I liked it.

    May 7, 2014

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      I'm glad you liked it - if you can - write a little note why.

      May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first book club and I'm so excited! I bought the book today so I hope I can get it finished!

    May 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss another meeting, I have a guest arriving that evening. Will hopefully be able to go in june

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will!!!

    December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be on vacation ( Ireland and Germany) in May 10- 26th so I will not attend the May meeting but will be back to the June meeting

    December 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It sounds like a lovely vacation - take lots of pictures so we can see them when you get back.

      December 22, 2013

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