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The Wartime Book Club / Kate Thompson.


"Jersey, 1943. Once a warm and neighbourly community, now German soldiers patrol the cobbled streets, imposing a harsh rule on the people of the island. Grace La Motťe, the island's only librarian, is ordered to destroy books which threaten the new regime. Instead, she hides the stories away in secret. Along with her headstrong best friend, postwoman Bea Rose, she wants to fight back. So she forms the wartime book club: a lifeline, offering fearful islanders the joy and escapism of reading. But as the occupation drags on, the women's quiet acts of bravery become more perilous--and more important--than ever before. And, when tensions turn to violence, they are forced to face the true, terrible cost of resistance"-- Back cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538757017
  • ISBN: 153875701X
  • Physical Description: 502 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Forever, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reader's extras: The true story of the mysterious stolen letters ; Author's note ; Book club kit ; Reading list ; The lost art of letter writing ; Eat like an islander ; Inspirational islanders ; Postscript ; The price of bravery ; Places to visit.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Jersey > History > Fiction.
Prohibited books > Fiction.
Nazis > Fiction.
Women librarians > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Book clubs (Discussion groups) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Barry Lawrence Regional Library System.


  • 7 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Barry Lawrence - Cassville Library FIC THO (Text) 37884103560904 Fiction On holds shelf -
Barry Lawrence - Monett Library FIC THO (Text) 37884103560912 Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Mt. Vernon Library FIC THO (Text) 37884103560920 Fiction On holds shelf -

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