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Virtual Reading Cafe Book Club: The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Virtual Reading Cafe Book Club: The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Join us via ZOOM as we discuss some great books each month! Once signed up, you will receive the ZOOM Link and Password two hours a head of time! 

This month we will be reading and discussing The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir comes an unforgettable novel of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition and the four women who enter for a chance to better their lives.

Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest—and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives.

For a young widow, it’s a chance to pay off her husband’s debts and keep a roof over her children’s heads. For a kitchen maid, it’s a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For a lady of the manor, it’s a chance to escape her wealthy husband’s increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it’s a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession.

These four women are giving the competition their all—even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together only serve to break it apart?

Date:
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Zoom
Campus:
Middletown Free Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Book Discussion  

Registration is required. There are 25 seats available.

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