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Kibbitznest Book Club with Sara Schroeder

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The Girl You Left Behind


by Jojo Moyes

        Paris, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait… a dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.

"Jojo Moyes ... asks readers to think in fresh ways about a morally complex issue. . . . The Girl You Left Behind is strong, provocative, satisfying fiction." —The Washington Post

"'In this moving paean to daring, determination and perspicacity, Moyes keeps the reader guessing down to the last hankie." —Los Angeles Times

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Meets monthly on Wednesdays at,

Kibbitznest books, brews & blarney
2212 N Clybourn
Chicago, IL 60614
773-360-7591 & .org
FREE & OPEN to the Public

Earlier Event: February 15
Grandma's House Poetry Show
Later Event: February 28
tenX9Chicago Storytelling, "SNAP"