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Morning Book Group reads An Address in Amsterdam

Book cover with young woman smiling slightly, arms behind her head, wearing the yellow star of Jews in World War II

Join us in-person in the Board Room or online via Zoom for a lively discussion of An Address in Amsterdam by Mary Dingee Fillmore.

Rachel Klein hopes she can ignore the Nazis when they roll into Amsterdam in May 1940. She’s falling in love, and her city has been the safest place in the world for Jewish people since the Spanish Inquisition. But when Rachel’s Gentile boyfriend is forced to disappear rather than face arrest, she realizes that everything is changing, and she must, too – so she finds the courage to deliver papers for the underground. After eighteen months of ever increasing danger, she pushes her parents to go into hiding with her. The dank basement where they take refuge seems like the last place where Rachel would meet a new man—but she does.

An Address in Amsterdam shows that, even in the most hopeless situation, an ordinary young woman can make the choice to act with courage— and even love.

2016 Sarton Women’s Book Award Shortlist in Historical Fiction
2017 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Historical

Copies are available to borrow from the library. This discussion will be hybrid, with in-person or Zoom options.

Email sbplprograms@southburlingtonvt.gov or call 802-846-4140 if you have questions or would like to be added to the email list for this group.

The Library is ADA accessible, patrons are asked to call (802) 846-4140 in advance if special services are required.

Masks may be worn in the library and at any library program.