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Brunch with Books: Saving Amelie

Brunch with Books

Come join us and bring along your book of the month, your opinions and your appetite to engage in a relaxing and lively book discussion with fellow bibliophiles. Each meeting ends with a tasty brunch to compliment the theme of the book!


 

Join us on Saturday, March 30th at 10:30 AM for a discussion of this month's book club selection, Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke. The book will be available in regular print, large print, and audiobook for check-out at the front desk. Stop in and pick up your copy, and join us for March's book club. Please call if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke

Increasingly wary of her father’s genetic research, Rachel Kramer has determined that this trip with him to Germany―in the summer of 1939―will be her last. But a cryptic letter from her estranged friend, begging Rachel for help, changes everything. Married to SS officer Gerhardt Schlick, Kristine sees the dark tides turning and fears her husband views their daughter, Amelie, deaf since birth, as a blight on his Aryan bloodline.



Once courted by Schlick, Rachel knows he’s as dangerous as the swastikas that hang like ebony spiders from every government building in Berlin. She fears her father’s files may hold answers about Hitler’s plans for others, like Amelie, whom the regime deems “unworthy of life.” She risks searching his classified documents only to uncover shocking secrets about her own history and a family she’s never known.



Now hunted by the SS, Rachel turns to Jason Young―a driven, disarming American journalist and unlikely ally―who connects her to the resistance and to controversial theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Forced into hiding, Rachel’s every ideal is challenged as she and Jason walk a knife’s edge, risking their lives―and asking others to do the same―for those they barely know but come to love.