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Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky (1942; 416 pages) Please join us for socializing anytime between 9:30 and 10:00. The meeting begins promptly at 10:00. No uncovered drinks and no perfumes. This from Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940, Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way: a wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town without food; a couple is terrified at the thought of losing their jobs, even as their world begins to fall apart. Moving on to a provincial village now occupied by German soldiers, the locals must learn to coexist with the enemy—in their town, their homes, even in their hearts. When Irène Némirovsky began working on Suite Française, she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where she died. For sixty-four years, this novel remained hidden and unknown.

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Calling all bookanistas! Welcome to The Page Turners of Silicon Valley. This is a book club for mature women who enjoy a variety of books, lively discussion and convivial company in a pleasant setting. It is a chance to meet new people and make new friends.

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