In conjunction with the exhibit, “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” which is on display at George Memorial Library from March 8 to April 20, the March Book Break at the library will feature a novel set during the Holocaust, Sarah’s Key, written by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Book-lovers are invited to attend the Book Break on Thursday, March 15, at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, beginning at 12:00 noon, in Room 2D.
The novel begins in Paris in July 1942, when a 10-year-old girl named Sarah is arrested with her family by French police under orders from the Nazi occupiers. In a last desperate act to protect her younger brother, Sarah hides him in a cupboard, intending to return to him later. The novel flashes forward to Paris in 2002 – the 60th anniversary of the infamous Vel’ d’Hiv’ Roundup. Journalist Julia Jarmond is working on an article about this period in Jewish history, when she stumbles upon a long-hidden family connection to Sarah’s story. As she unearths the horrific events of Sarah’s childhood, Julia begins to question her own purpose in life and to re-evaluate the things that matter most to her.
This book club is free and open to the public. Call the library at 281-341-2677 for more information.
The exhibit, “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.
Fort Bend County Libraries is sponsoring free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibit. Visit the library’s website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – for more information on upcoming programs.