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by Barb Pourch

In Forty Autumns former American military intelligence officer Nina Willner goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family.  She was five years old when she learned that her maternal grandmother, Oma, lived “behind the Iron Curtain” in East Germany. Her rebellious mother, Hanna, had successfully escaped East Germany at age 20, after three previous attempts, leaving her separated from her parents and eight siblings for decades.

Everyone is invited to join us on Monday, Feb. 26, at 7 PM in the church library to discuss this illuminating and deeply moving memoir that is subtitled “A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall.”  The schedule for the rest of the year is listed below for you to consider if this book doesn’t interest you.

2018 Schedule

Book                          Author                                Date

Forty Autumns        Nina Willner                       Feb 26

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk    Kelli Estes          Mar 26

The Kitchen House     Kathleen Grissom           Apr 23

The Magdalen Girls    V.S. Alexander                 May 21*

First Women:  The Grace and Power 

of America’s Modern First Ladies 

                                   Kate Andersen Brower   Jun 25

Social Gathering Jul 23

Small, Great Things Jodi Picoult                       Aug 27

Rebecca                   Daphne DuMaurier          Sep 24

Irena’s Children:  The Extraordinary Story

of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children

from the Warsaw Ghetto 

                                Tilar J. Mazzeo                  Oct 22

Jabbok                      Kee Sloan                        Nov 26

                                       *One week early due to Memorial Day 
















2015 Selections

Defending Jacob:  A Novel  by William Landay

The Girls of Atomic City  by Denise Kiernan

The Keys of the Kingdom  by A. J. Cronin

The Traitor’s Wife  by Allison Pataki

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society  by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Reconstructing Amelia  by Kimberly McCreight

The Forgotten Garden  by Kate Morton

The Runaway Jury  by John Grisham

The Invention of Wings  by Sue Monk Kidd

The Shoemaker’s Wife  by Adriana Trigiani