GCPL's ATLReads Book Club - Virtual and Live

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 at 7:00pm

Lawrenceville Branch Library
1001 Lawrenceville Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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The November book selection is Freya by Anthony Quinn. You do not need to live in Gwinnett County or have a library card! Everyone is welcome!

Each month, Vivian Fonger of the Gwinnett Friends of the Library will facilitate an online discussion about a selected book. Next month's book selection will be announced at the end of the online discussion, and then posted on our website and social media.

How to participate?

Register online for each month you plan to join through events@gwinnettpl.org.

Purchase or borrow from the library a copy of the book. You can also download a free ebook copy from https://gwinnett.bibliocommons.com/ if you have a Gwinnett library card.

Join the online meeting via Google Meet on the planned date/time (you will receive a Google Meet link after registering)

We hope you enjoy this new initiative from Gwinnett County Public Library. Please email events@gwinnettpl.org with any questions or to register.

Book Details:

It begins on May 8, 1945. The streets of London are alive with VE-Day celebrations. In the crowd, twenty-year-old Freya Wyley meets eighteen-year-old Nancy Holdaway. Freya’s acerbic wit and free-wheeling politics complement Nancy’s gentle, cautious nature, and what begins on that eventful day in history is the story of a transformative friendship that spans two decades.

As Freya chooses journalism and Nancy realizes her ambitions as a novelist, their friendship takes on the nuances of sexual, emotional, and professional rivalries. Beneath the relentless thrum of changing times are the eternal battles fought by women in pursuit of independence and the search for love. Stretching from the war haunted halls of Oxford and Nuremburg to the cultural shifts of the early 1960s, Freya brings to life two extraordinary women facing down an era of political and personal tumult.

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