Wed, Apr 27|
Online via Zoom
THE WOMAN WITH THE BLUE STAR
Author event facilitated by Pam Jenoff. Sponsored by the Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom, and Cong. B'nai Tikvah's Sisterhood in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
Time & Location
Apr 27, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Online via Zoom
About the Event
1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents amid the horrors of the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous sewers beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers.
Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. Scorned by her friends and longing for her fiancé, who has gone off to war, Ella wanders Kraków restlessly. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding.
Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by harrowing true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an emotional testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.
You may order The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff from:
- Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek: https://flashlightbooks.handseller.com/home/bookdetailsin/0778389383
- Rakestraw Books in Danville: https://www.rakestrawbooks.com/book/9780778389385
- Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley: https://www.mrsdalloways.com/book/9780778311546
- Your preferred bookstore and online retailer
Admission is free. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email. An hour before the program begins, we will email the Zoom link you need to join the event. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest you add "email@example.com" to your contacts list as well.
Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom, and Cong. B'nai Tikvah's Sisterhood in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.