Join our new Afternoon Book Group for a lively discussion. We meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Fireplace Room. Copies of the title to be discussed are available one month prior to each discussion. Ask for the Afternoon Book Group choice at the front Circulation Desk.
This month, we will discuss The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
SUMMARY: When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw - and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonia Zabinski began smuggling jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant encloure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital.