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The Paris library / Janet Skeslien Charles.

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  • ISBN: 9781432879686
  • ISBN: 1432879685
  • ISBN: 9781432896676
  • ISBN: 1432896676
  • Physical Description: 567 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Based on the true World War II story of the American Library in Paris, an unforgettable novel about the power of books and the bonds of friendship-and the ordinary heroes who can be found in the most perilous times and the quietest places. Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; Remy, her twin brother who she adores; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside the library's legendary director, Dorothy Reeder. When World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear-including her beloved library. After the Nazi army marches into the City of Light and declares a war on words, Odile and her fellow librarians join the Resistance with the best weapons they have: books. Again and again, they risk their lives to help their fellow Jewish readers, but by war's end, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal. Montana, 1983.Odile's solitary existence in gossipy small-town Montana is unexpectedly interrupted by her neighbor Lily, a lonely teenager craving adventure. As Lily uncovers more about Odile's mysterious past, they find they share not only a love of language but also the same lethal jealousy. Odile helps Lily navigate the troubled waters of adolescence by always recommending the right book at the right time, never suspecting that Lily will be the one to help her reckon with her own terrible secret."-- Amazon
Subject: American Library in Paris > Fiction.
Librarians > Fiction.
Women librarians > Fiction.
Libraries > Fiction.
Intergenerational relations > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > France > Paris > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > France > Fiction.
Large type books.
Paris (France) > History > 1940-1944 > Fiction.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
Montana > Fiction.
Genre: War fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 13 of 16 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Little Dixie Regional.


  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Little Dixie - Huntsville LP F CHARLES (Text) 200454273+ Large Print Available -
Little Dixie - Madison LP F CHARLES (Text) 2004542721 Large Print Available -
Little Dixie - Main Library - Moberly LP F CHARLES (Text) 2004673834 New Adult Fiction Shelves Available -
Little Dixie - Paris LP F CHARLES (Text) 2004536853 Large Print Available -

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