Join us to discuss our April selection, ‘The Taster’ by V.S. Alexander.
About the book:
Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined–one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship . . .
In early 1943, Magda Ritter’s parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty–working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler’s mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Fuhrer’s food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned.
Vividly written and ambitious in scope, The Taster examines the harrowing moral dilemmas of war in an emotional story filled with acts of extraordinary courage.
Curl up in a cozy place and start reading! All welcome!
Below is a list of dates and books for April to June 2020 for anyone wanting to get a start on the books. We have a very interesting variety of books to look forward to discussing. All books available at KPL and WPL. Note for the May book the library only has e books.
April 27 – ‘The Taster’ by V.S. Alexander
May 25 – ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover
June 22 – ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens