Main Street Book Club
The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman
Wednesday • June 28 • 6:30pm
Mill Creek store
Join Main Street book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!
Inspired by true events, The Velvet Hours tells the vibrant stories of two women pursing freedom and independence as Paris teeters on the edge of German occupation.
As a courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of beauty and art and cast out all recollections of her impoverished youth in the dark alleys of Montemartre. Now, with Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron using her collection of treasures to reveal her innermost secrets. Solange is a budding writer with her own story to tell. The world she thought she knew is unraveling and her mother recently revealed her Jewish heritage. Hoping to understand her past, she takes a precious book from her mother's collection to a rare book dealer. There she meets the bookseller's son, Alec, and slowly falls in love. All the while, Hitler's troops draw closer to Paris.
Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our Mill Creek store.
Alyson Richman is the international bestselling author of The Garden of Letters, The Lost Wife, The Last Van Gogh, The Rhythm of Memory, and The Mask Carver's Son. She lives in Long Island, New York, with her husband and two children.
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