Exploring Our World Through
Get to know those in your community who share your love of reading! Our Adult Book Club meets every month to discuss a book the whole group has read. It’s a way to expand your horizons by sharing perspectives in the spirit of understanding one another.
Thursday, September 14 will be our last meeting until after our expansion is completed. We will miss you all!
Adult Book Club Meets on the Second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm
The Chester County Library book club started in November of 2005 and our members have read a wide array of titles. We explore titles new and old, fiction and nonfiction, and all genres.
You can attend either in person at the Library or online via WebEx.
We’d love for you to join us in book club! You just need to register by clicking the button below (or calling the Library at 731-989-4673) and let us know how you’d like to receive your book.
There are three ways to receive books. Check those out (see what we did there?) in the section below.
Want to see what titles we have previously read? Click here.
Next Book Club Meeting Info:
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 5:30 pm
Location: Chester County Public Library
Book: A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.”
The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill’s “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and–despite her prosthetic leg–helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it.
Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day.
Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall–an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman’s fierce persistence helped win the war.
Image and description courtesy of Amazon.com.
How Do I Receive a Book for Book Club?
There are three available options for receiving books. You can change your option choice at any time.
Buy at Your Favorite Retailer
You can purchase the book at your favorite bookstore or online retailer.
Borrow Through Interlibrary Loan
This will allow you to borrow the book for the month before the meeting at no cost.
Purchase From the Library
You can buy your book at the library. It will be a paperback priced between $5 and $15.