Twitter Book Club

Twitter Book Club  

Wednesday, August 12  at 1:30 pm ET

Pam Jenoff will be talking/tweeting 

with us about her newest book #JLit

Young Adelia Monteforte begins the summer of 1941 aboard a crowded ship bound for America, utterly alone yet free of Fascist Italy. Whisked away to the seaside by her well-meaning aunt and uncle, she slowly begins to adapt to her new life. That summer, she basks in the noisy affection of the boisterous Irish-Catholic boys next door, and although she adores all four of the Connally brothers, it's the eldest, Charlie, she pines for. But all hopes for a future together are throttled by the creep of war and a tragedy that hits much closer to home.

Grief-stricken, Addie flees—first to Washington and then to war-torn London—and finds a position at a prestigious newspaper, as well as a chance to redeem lost time, lost family…and lost love. But the past always nips at her heels, demanding to be reckoned with. And in a final, fateful choice, Addie discovers that the way home may be a path she never suspected.

About the Author: Pam Jenoff was born in Maryland and raised outside Philadelphia. She attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in England. Upon receiving her master’s in history from Cambridge, she accepted an appointment as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. The position provided a unique opportunity to witness and participate in operations at the most senior levels of government, including helping the families of the Pan Am Flight 103 victims secure their memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, observing recovery efforts at the site of the Oklahoma City bombing and attending ceremonies to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of World War II at sites such as Bastogne and Corregidor. 

Following her work at the Pentagon, Pam moved to the State Department. In 1996 she was assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Krakow, Poland. It was during this period that Pam developed her expertise in Polish-Jewish relations and the Holocaust. Working on matters such as preservation of Auschwitz and the restitution of Jewish property in Poland, Pam developed close relations with the surviving Jewish community. 

Pam left the Foreign Service in 1998 to attend law school and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked for several years as a labor and employment attorney both at a firm and in-house in Philadelphia and now teaches law school at Rutgers. 

Pam is the author of The Kommandant's Girl, which was an international bestseller and nominated for a Quill award, as well as The Winter Guest, The Diplomat's Wife, The Ambassador’s Daughter, Almost Home, A Hidden Affair and The Things We Cherished. She also authored a short story in the anthology Grand Central: Original Postwar Stories of Love and Reunion. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and three children.
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What is a Twitter Book Club?

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#29 - Ben Katchor's Hand-Drying in America: And Other Stories April 29, 2013

#28 - Stephen Tobolowsky's The Dangerous Animals Club March 21, 2013

#27 - Daniel Torday's The Sensualist February 21, 2013

#26 - Matti Friedman's The Aleppo Codex January 17, 2013

#25 - Jami Attenberg's The Middlesteins December 12, 2012

#24 - Shani Boianjiu's The People of Forever Are Not Afraid November 20, 2012

#23 - Doreen Carvajal's The Forgetting River October 23, 2012

#22 - Joshua Henkin's The World Without You September 11, 2012

#21 - Francesca Segal's The Innocents July 16, 2012 

#20 - Adam Wilson's Flatscreen June 19, 2012

#19 - Ramona Ausubel's No One is Here Except All of Us May 22, 2012

#18 - Natasha Solomons's The House at Tyneford April 26, 2012

#17 - Nathan Englander's What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank March 27, 2012

#16 - Anna Solomon's The Little Bride February 21, 2012

#15 - Alicia Oltuski's Precious Objects January 18, 2012

#14 - Stuart Nadler's The Book of Life December 13, 2011

#13 - Wayne Hoffman's Sweet Like Sugar November 8, 2011

#12 - Mary Glickman's Home in the Morning September 14, 2011

#11 - Deborah Lipstadt's The Eichmann Trial July 20, 2011

#10 - David Bezmozgis's The Free World June 15, 2011

#9 - Erika Dreifus's Quiet Americans April 12, 2011

#8 - Andrew Winer's The Marriage Artist March 2, 2011

#7 - Elizabeth Rosner's Blue Nude January 12, 2011

#6 - Julie Orringer's The Invisible Bridge October 26, 2010

#5 - Mitchell James Kaplan's By Fire, By Water September 15, 2010

#4 - Jennifer Gilmore's Something Red June 2, 2010

#3 - Dara Horn's All Other Nights April 27, 2010

#2 - Chris Bohjalian's Skeletons at the Feast February 25, 2010

#1 - Jonathan Tropper's This is Where I Leave You January 13, 2010

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