Thu, Jun 23

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Bok Klubb: White Shadow

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Jun 23, 3:00 PM

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About the Event

Our book discussion this month will be about White Shadow, authored by Roy Jacobsen.  This is the  highly anticipated follow-up to his book The Unseen, a New York Times New and Noteworthy book. White Shadow is a vividly observed exploration of conflict, love, and human endurance.  Our main character Ingrid is now alone on Barrøy, the island that bears her name, and the war of her childhood has been replaced by a new, more terrible present: the Nazi occupation of Norway. When the bodies from a bombed vessel carrying Russian prisoners of war begin to wash up on the shore, Ingrid can’t know that one will not only be alive, but could be the answer to a lifetime of loneliness—nor can she imagine what suffering she will endure in hiding her lover from the German authorities, or the journey she will face, after being wrenched from her island as consequence for protecting him, to return home. Or especially that, surrounded by the horrors of battle, among refugees fleeing famine and scorched earth, she will receive a gift, the value of which is beyond measure.