Join the Junior League of Greenwich on Tuesday, April 27th at 11:30am for a Summer Reads book event with Diane’s Books.
The event will take place via zoom:
Books to be discussed include:
Non Fiction: A Woman of No Importance
Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London
- Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography
- “Excellent…This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down.” —The New York Times Book Review
- “A meticiulous history that reads like a thriller.” — Ben Macintyre
A never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of World War II, from the author of Clementine.
Purchase Price: $18.00
Fiction: The Invisible Woman
- “An extraordinary profile of immense courage and daring.”—Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Left Cuba
- “If you only read one WWII book this year, make it this one.”—Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Orphans
In the depths of war, she would defy the odds to help liberate a nation…a gripping historical novel based on the remarkable true story of World War II heroine Virginia Hall, from the bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl.
Purchase Price: $16.00
Fiction: The Engineer’s Wife
Emily Roebling built a monument for all time. Then she was lost in its shadow. Discover the fascinating woman who helped design and construct the Brooklyn Bridge. Perfect for book clubs and fans of Marie Benedict.
Purchase Price: $ 16.99
Fiction: Band of Sisters
A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story—a skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Network—from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig.
Purchase Price: $27.99
Non-Fiction: Daughters of Yalta
The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and of the conference’s fateful reverberations in the waning days of World War II.
Editors Pick – Best Biographies & Memoirs
Purchase Price: $28.00
Fiction: The Bohemians
A dazzling novel of one of America’s most celebrated photographers, Dorothea Lange, exploring the wild years in San Francisco that awakened her career-defining grit, compassion, and daring.
“Jasmin Darznik expertly delivers an intriguing glimpse into the woman behind those unforgettable photographs of the Great Depression, and their impact on humanity.”—Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things
Purchase Price: $28.00
Non-Fiction: Code Breaker
The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.
Purchase Price: $35.00