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The Paris library : a novel / Janet Skeslien Charles.

Available copies

  • 13 of 58 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

56 current holds with 58 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch FIC SKESLIE PAR (Text) 34207002362847 Adult Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F SKE (Text) 37521530916891 AMPL Adult New Fiction Shelf Checked out 03/12/2021
Benton Co PL - Fowler F SKE (Text) 34044001035243 Adult Fiction Checked out 03/19/2021
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC SKE (Text) 36803001140347 FICTION Available -
Brazil PL - Brazil SKESLIEN CHARLES (Text) 38160000565406 Second Floor, Fiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC SKESLIEN CHARLES J (Text) 33118000196372 Adult: New Book Checked out 03/09/2021
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville F CHARLES (Text) 78321000031871 Adult Fiction Checked out 03/22/2021
Colfax-Perry Twp PL FIC CHA (Text) 74121000099558 Adult Fiction 1st Floor Available -
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Veedersburg FIC SKE (Text) 32808000418523 CVBPLV Adult Fiction Checked out 03/03/2021
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC CHARLES PAR (Text) 34304000991780 Adult - Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982134198
  • ISBN: 1982134194
  • Physical Description: 353 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women librarians > Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 > France > Fiction.
Police > France > Fiction.
Betrayal > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction.
Genre: War stories.
War fiction.
Historical fiction.

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