Page Turners – Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright

Page Turners Book Club will meet this month to discuss Prague Winter, by Madeleine Albright.

Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia— the country where she was born—the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War. Albright’s experiences, and those of her family, provide a lens through which to view the most tumultuous dozen years in modern history.

Drawing on her memory, her parents’ written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly available documents, Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring. Prague Winter is an exploration of the past with timeless dilemmas in mind and, simultaneously, a journey with universal lessons that is intensely personal.

This books sounds interesting and a worthwhile read. Some have said it takes a while to complete. So, if you haven’t started, get a copy and begin.

The Monday morning group will meet on September 23, at 10:00 in the home Lyn Long. Her address is 23781 Timor Bay. The Monday afternoon group will meet at 12:30, also at Lyn’s house. She will lead both discussions. The Thursday afternoon group will meet at the ClubHouse at 1:00 on September 26.

For more information about Page Turners contact: Phyllis Tezer: ctezer@cox.net 496-4710 – Monday morning. Diane Hearne: Phearne4@cox.net – 661-6267 – Monday afternoon. Lisa Buchner: lisabuchner@cox.net – 496-9546 – Thursday afternoon.

—Lisa Buchner

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