Interesting afternoon at North Carolina’s Camden County Library discussing A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other! Thank you to both the Camden Book Lovers and the Wine, Women and Books book clubs for organizing – and to the library staff for opening up the program to the public. Hope we can meet again at your wonderful facility and do a program on One More Moon!
This is the season for book clubs! Yesterday Ginger and I drove to Elizabeth City to meet with the River Readers Book Club. What a delightful time! Thank you for selecting One More Moon as your book this month – and a heartfelt thank you to Brenda Daniel for hosting in her beautiful home. Next week we meet with three more book clubs – two who have chosen to read A Smile in One Eye. Have book club? Will travel. What an interesting adventure! Great conversations!
A heartfelt thank you to Lucille McGrath and the Outer Banks Women’s Book Club for selecting One More Moon this month. I was glad I could join you. What a great discussion! Everyone participated. And, having it by candlelight (since the power was out on Sea Oats this morning) made it only all the more interesting!!!
Narrator Nina Price adds a remarkable dimension to the written word!
Goodreads Choice Nominee Ralph Webster tells the true story of his grandmother’s desperate journey from her life at the Pensione Alexandra in Naples to America – after Mussolini and the Fascists join with Hitler – and as countries across the world close their doors to Jewish refugees fleeing the spread of Nazi evil.
WOW – another book trip! We left Kitty Hawk Monday morning making stops in Alexandria, DC, Leesburg, and Richmond before finishing this morning in Hertford, NC with about 60 members of the Albemarle Plantation Women’s Association. Back to the OBX by 3pm today Wednesday.
WOW – another book trip! We left Kitty Hawk Monday morning making stops in Alexandria, DC, Leesburg, and Richmond before finishing this morning in Hertford, NC with about 60 members of the Albemarle Plantation Women’s Association. Back to the OBX by 3pm Wednesday.
WOW! The book club adventure for One More Moon continues – the second of three this week. Thank you to the Girlfriends Book Club for a wonderful discussion last evening – great comments, observations, and questions. A special shout out to Marcia Keeney and Daphne Akers for hosting – an Italian dinner – what a fitting start to an evening discussing a story about Italy!
Told from the viewpoint of Elsa, the author’s grandmother, this is an absolutely fascinating look at Italy during the time of Mussolini and Hitler. Elsa leaves Germany to marry Paul (kind of an old-fashioned, arranged marriage that actually seems charming) and together they buy and operate a bed and breakfast in a small town there outside of Naples. The Pensione Alexandria is the heart and soul of the story because it is there that so many different characters touch the lives of Elsa and Paul. It is where we see the changes in life for the Jewish population once Hitler has taken an iron grip on Germany and begins to extend his influence to Mussolini. As a Jew, Elsa suffers being ousted from a local social club. This book holds a lot of wisdom and insight into what Fascism is and how it affects the lives of regular people. Jewish…
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