The 32nd Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents Pam Jenoff, Code Name Sapphire: A Novel and Kristina McMorris, The Ways We Hide: A Novel
Author Talk, Q & A & Book Signing
Pam Jenoff, Code Name Sapphire
Inspired by incredible true stories of courage and sacrifice, Code Name Sapphire is a powerful novel about love, family and the unshakable resilience of women in even the hardest of times.
1942. Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany after her fiancé was killed in a pogrom. When her ship bound for America is turned away at port, she has nowhere to go but to her cousin Lily, who lives with her family in Brussels. Fearful for her life, Hannah is desperate to get out of occupied Europe. But with no safe way to leave, she must return to the dangerous underground work she thought she had left behind.
Seeking help, Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network led by a mysterious woman named Micheline and her enigmatic brother Matteo. But when a grave mistake causes Lily’s family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. How much is Hannah willing to sacrifice to save the people she loves?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pam Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including The New York Times bestsellers The Lost Girls of Paris, The Orphan’s Tale, The Diplomat’s Wife, and The Woman With the Blue Star. Her novels are inspired by her experiences working as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon and as a diplomat for the State Department in Poland.
Kristina McMorris, The Ways We Hide
From the New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday―over a million copies sold―comes a sweeping World War II tale of an illusionist whose recruitment by British intelligence sets her on a perilous, heartrending path. As a little girl raised amid the hardships of Michigan’s Copper Country, Fenna Vos learned to focus on her own survival. That ability sustains her even now as the Second World War rages in faraway countries. Though she performs onstage as the assistant to an unruly escape artist, behind the curtain she’s the mastermind of their act. Yet for all her planning, Fenna doesn’t foresee being called upon by British military intelligence. Tasked with designing escape aids to thwart the Germans, MI9 seeks those with specialized skills for a war nearing its breaking point. Fenna reluctantly joins the unconventional team as an inventor. But when a test of her loyalty draws her deep into the fray, she discovers no mission is more treacherous than escaping one’s past.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kristina McMorris is a New York Times bestselling author of two novellas and six novels, including Sold on a Monday, with more than twenty national literary awards. A Pepperdine University graduate, she lives near Portland.
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