October 2020 - Anne Frank Remembered
By unanimous opinion, last month's read, Kane and Abel, was a book club favorite! I did have a few people ask me why I chose such an old (1979) book for last month’s choice, and my thoughts were that it was such an excellent book, and if you haven’t read it yet, then it was new to you! Just because a book is old, doesn’t mean it isn’t good!
Another interesting thing that we learned this month is just how many people are actually following our book club. We discovered that even though the in-person book club meetings usually have anywhere from 6-12 regular attendees, there is quite a large following who check the website, call to ask or email us regarding what the current month’s book selection is. We are very happy to announce that we have counted just over 80 regular book club followers both locally and around the country who read along with us! That’s so exciting! A special thank you to all of our regulars who show up faithfully every month as well as a shout out to all of our followers from afar!
This month’s book is another personal favorite. I bought the book several years ago when visiting the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam. It was so interesting to read from an adult's point of view about the Frank family going into hiding and how it was to live under German occupation in Amsterdam, while trying to survive and secretly care for 8 people in hiding. I hope you find it a fascinating as I did!
Here are the details:
Where: Lavender Hill Designs
When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Book: Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Geis and Alison Leslie Gold
The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family
For more than two years, Miep Gies and her husband helped hide the Franks from the Nazis. Like thousands of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, they risked their lives each day to bring food, news, and emotional support to the victims.
She found the diary and brought the world a message of love and hope.
It seems as if we are never far from Miep's thoughts....Yours, Anne
From her own remarkable childhood as a World War I refugee to the moment she places a small, red-orange, checkered diary -- Anne's legacy -- in Otto Frank's hands, Miep Gies remembers her days with simple honesty and shattering clarity. Each page rings with courage and heartbreaking beauty.
If you can’t make a book club meeting that’s fine. There’s always next month!
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I hope everyone stays well and heathy until our next meeting. Keep social distancing and washing those hands!
Remember...books are the plane. And the train. And the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.