Memoir Book Club, adults
Registration required. You'll receive Zoom Instructions via email prior to the meeting.
While this month's selection isn't, strictly speaking, a memoir, it is an historical fintion novel about the real-life actress Hedy Lamar and comes with rave reviews from one of our Book Talks! members.
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage. But Hedy is also intelligent. At lavish Vienna dinner parties, she overhears the Third Reich's plans. One night in 1937, desperate to escape her controlling husband and the rise of the Nazis, she disguises herself and flees her husband's castle. She lands in Hollywood, where she becomes Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But Hedy is keeping a secret even more shocking than her Jewish heritage: she is a scientist. She has an idea that might help the country and that might ease her guilt for escaping alone -- if anyone will listen to her. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication.
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You can also order the book online from the www.bccls.org website. This item is available in regular print and large print and unlike traditional library book groups, you need to order your own copy of this book through the www.bccls.org online catalog.
- Tuesday, August 25, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Tenafly - Offsite
- Tenafly Public Library