Hola – So we decided to do a little something different this month, instead of voting, we had all the individuals who came to the book club last night toss in a book and then we picked a FINAL WINNER. The genre for March is Historical Fiction/Non Fiction.
All the Light There Was
All the Light There Was is the story of an Armenian family’s struggle to survive the Nazi occupation of Paris in the 1940s—a lyrical, finely wrought tale of loyalty, love, and the many faces of resistance.
On the day the Nazis march down the rue de Belleville, fourteen-year-old Maral Pegorian is living with her family in Paris; like many other Armenians who survived the genocide in their homeland, they have come to Paris to build a new life. The adults immediately set about gathering food and provisions, bracing for the deprivation they know all too well. But the children—Maral, her brother Missak, and their close friend Zaven—are spurred to action of another sort, finding secret and not-so-secret ways to resist their oppressors. Only when Zaven flees with his brother Barkev to avoid conscription does Maral realize that the Occupation is not simply a temporary outrage to be endured. After many fraught months, just one brother returns, changing the contours of Maral’s world completely.
You can purchase a copy here – Keep in mind it is a little pricey, but if you toggle between paperback and Kindle edition – it lowers to 9.99. and not 14.99 (yikes)..Not sure why
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