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October 16, 2018 - 6:30PM

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Previous Picks

  • The Books that Changed My Life
    ed. Bethanne Patrick

  • The Almost Sisters
    Joshilyn Jackson

  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
    Lisa See

  • The Music Shop
    Rachel Joyce

  • Commonwealth
    Anne Patchett

  • Lab Girl
    Hope Jahren

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Book Club

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We love having new people, so don't be afraid to drop in.

October's Selection:
Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce

London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fierce and renowned advice columnist, Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed, but gamely bucks up and buckles down.

Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But when Emmy reads poignant notes from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong men, or who can't bear to let their children be evacuated, she is unable to resist responding. As the German planes make their nightly raids, and London picks up the smoldering pieces each morning, Emmy secretly begins to write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles..

Prepare to fall head over heels for Emmy and her best friend, Bunty, who are gutsy and spirited, even in the face of a terrible blow. The irrepressible Emmy keeps writing letters in this hilarious and enormously moving tale of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and ordinary people in extraordinary times.

Click here to request the book online. It's available in Large Print and audio as well. We usually have copies on hold at the library, so feel free to stop by and pick one up.

Call (215) 679-2020 or email upvlibrary@comcast.net if you have any questions!

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