|Brown Bag Book Club to Meet December 19|
Clifton Forge, VA (Nov. 30, 2019) - The Clifton Forge Public Libraryâ€™s Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Thursday, December 19. The group will discuss â€śThe Tattooist of Auschwitz,â€ť by Heather Morris.
Based on the powerful true story of love and survival, Morrisâ€™ book is a #1 international bestseller and a â€śNew York Timesâ€ť best seller.
â€śThe Tattooist of Auschwitzâ€ť is based on interviews with Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov, a Holocaust survivor who, because he could speak several languages, was made to work as a tattooist permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
A prisoner for almost three years, Lale witnessed horrible atrocities and barbarism along with incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Amazon writes, â€śRisking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
â€śOne day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.â€ť
Amazon calls Laleâ€™s story â€śa vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful recreationâ€ť of his experiences and hales the book as â€śa testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.â€ť
â€śKirkus Reviewsâ€ť summarizes it as â€śa powerful, gut-wrenching tale that is hard to shake off.â€ť
The Brown Bag Book Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in the Libraryâ€™s Michael Armstrong Community Room.
New members are always welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and to bring a lunch. Dessert will be provided.
For more information, contact Helene Baker at 860-558-2170, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clifton Forge Public Library is located at 535 Church Street.
For information on library programs, call the library at 863-2519.