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Thursday Evening Book Club

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday Evening Book Club with books in front of blue painted wall

Thursday Evening Book Club - Salt To The SeaSalt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Winter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories.

Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. But not all promises can be kept . . .

The single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little-known January 30, 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea by a Soviet submarine of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German cruise liner that was supposed to ferry wartime personnel and refugees to safety from the Soviet advancement. The ship was overcrowded with more than 10,500 passengers — the intended capacity was approximately 1,800 — and more than 9,000 people, including 5,000 children, lost their lives.

Please join us for a mask-wearing, socially distanced in-person discussion. If you would like to us via Zoom, give us a call and we will arrange it.

Event Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Location

Basehor Community Library
1400 N 158th St
Basehor, KS 66007 United States
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Phone:
(913) 724-2828
Website:
https://basehorlibrary.com

Organizer

Laura Carroll
Email:
lcarroll@basehorlibrary.org