Virtual Book Group: Exile MusicJanuary 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Book Group: Exile Music
Virtual Book discussion followed by a conversation with author Jennifer Steil.
In 1930s Vienna, a young girl named Orly flees with her musician parents in the wake of the annexation of Austria by Germany. The only country to which they are able to obtain visas is Bolivia, and Orly and her parents find themselves without money, friends, or any knowledge of Spanish in La Paz, which seems harsh and unsophisticated after the urbane world of Vienna. Orly adapts quickly to a new continent even as her parents struggle to leave their old life behind them, and the family waits anxiously for news of Orly’s older brother, who remained in Europe, working with the French Resistance. This beautiful coming-of-age tale, moving, evocative, and well-researched, is sure to linger in readers’ minds long after the last page has been turned.
Book Discussion: 12pm
Conversation with Jennifer Steil: 1pm
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