Good meeting today

Next meeting – Nov 15 at 2:30 in the Trustees Room at the Maynard Library (77 Nason Street) – just a hint that you are invited even if you haven’t been to the library before. We’ll be discussing WWII books and there are so many of all varieties:

Here are a few suggestions from Lynette.


The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waalwar
The Lady in Gold. By Anne-Marie O’Connor
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
Lost in Shangri-la by Mitchell Zuckoff
A higher call. By Adam Makos
Citizens of London. By Lynne Olson


The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silvia,  stand alone on WWII in UK
The guernsey literary and potato peel society by Annie Barrows


If you like mysteries consider the series by Susan Elia MacNeal which begins with Mr. Churchill’s Secretary

For a classic satire check out Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

If you are a sci fi and fantasy fan you might consider Connie Willis’ futuristic duo – Blackout and All Clear where the time-traveling research staff at Oxford University return to Britain during the WWII bombings.

And mentioned in our discussions today:

Gone to Soldiers – Marge Piercy – focuses on women during WWII
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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