OBLONG ONLINE: Janet Skeslien Charles - "The Paris Library"

Event date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
EST via Crowdcast

Please note the earlier start time. The author will be joining us from her home in Paris.

This online event is free. Your purchase of a book helps support the author and our independent bookstore and is greatly appreciated. Shipping or contactless curbside pickup available.


Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris Janet Skeslien Charles's The Paris Library is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family, and the power of literature to bring us together.

Janet Skeslien CharlesThe Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Janet first became interested in the incredible true story of the librarians who stood up to the Nazi “Book Protector” when she worked as the program’s manager at the American Library in Paris. The Paris Library explores the consequences of our choices and the relationships that make us who we are—family, friends, and favorite authors—and shows that extraordinary heroism can sometimes be found in the quietest of places.

"Intelligent and sensuously rich....A novel tailor-made for those who cherish books and libraries." ― Kirkus Reviews

"A love letter to Paris, the power of books, and the beauty of intergenerational friendship." ― Booklist

Janet Skeslien Charles is the award-winning author of Moonlight in Odessa, which was published in ten languages. Her shorter work has appeared in revues such as Slice and Montana Noir. She divides her time between Montana and Paris. Connect with her on Twitter @skesliencharles.

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