January 5, 2021, 12:30 PM
Frenkel, Francoise. A Bookshop in Berlin: The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman’s Harrowing Escape from the Nazis (non-fiction) 287 pages
DC: Not listed as available yet. 5 holds
MC: HC: 18 copies, 35 holds, 1 available
Amazon: HC, Kindle, Audio
SUBJECT: In 1921, Françoise Frenkel—a Jewish woman from Poland—fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin’s first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. Terrific translation from the French. Arthur
(during this meeting, we will again select books for the remainder of the year)
For more information or a copy of the story, contact Elsie.