The members of Old Palmâs Ladies Book Club are currently reading âThe Nightingaleâ by Kristin Hannah, a novel of sisterhood, escape and romance. They will discuss the bestseller at their meeting in the Ladies Lounge in the Club on Wednesday, November 18, at 4PM.
The bookâs setting is World War II as the Nazis penetrate the Maginot Line and invade France. The plot concerns a young woman known as âThe Nightingaleâ that shepherds Allied pilots that have been shot down to safety across the Pyrenees Mountains.
The harsh realities of the war are described in searing detail, including German occupation of France, refugees fleeing their homes, and Jews cut off from food supplies and forced to wear the cloth star of David that will mark them for the death camps. Even so, the novelâs finale proves that love conquers all, even the Nazis.
âThe Nightingaleâ is based on a true story of a woman in Belgian that helped Allied pilots during World War II.