We are so excited to welcome Madeline Martin to Auburn Oil for a Books Over Drinks event celebrating her book The Keeper of Hidden Books based on the real life heroic efforts of Warsaw’s librarians during WWII.
Hear more about the story and Madeline’s writing process over book-inspired cocktails with her. This is a ticketed event.
Your ticket includes admission, a cocktail, and a copy of the book.
All her life, Zofia has found comfort in two things during times of hardship: books and her best friend, Janina. But no one could have imagined the horrors of the Nazi occupation in Warsaw. As the bombs rain down and Hitler’s forces loot and destroy the city, Zofia finds that now books are also in need of saving.
With the death count rising and persecution intensifying, Zofia jumps to action to save her friend and salvage whatever books she can from the wreckage, hiding them away and even starting a clandestine book club. She and her dearest friend never surrender their love of reading, even when Janina is forced into the newly formed ghetto.
But the closer Warsaw creeps toward liberation, the more dangerous life becomes for the women and their families—and escape may not be possible for everyone. As the destruction rages around them, Zofia must fight to save her friend and preserve her culture and community using the only weapon they have left—literature.
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