Harborfields Public Library
Donna Diamond facilitates this monthly book discussion. Titles are subject to change.
April 2022: THE LIVING AND THE LOST by Ellen Feldman - Long Island Reads Selection
After finding refuge from the Nazis in America, a young Jewish woman returns to her native Berlin in 1945, as the Allied occupation begins.
As we learn from flashbacks, Millie Mosbach and her younger brother, David, fled Germany as teenagers in 1938, sponsored by a generous American couple. Now Millie, a graduate of Bryn Mawr, and David, an American military officer and combat vet, have signed up for official duties in their homeland—Millie as part of a de-Nazification program, David to help with displaced persons. Millie is in turmoil, though, holding out hope that their missing parents and younger sister may still be alive—and hiding what she sees as a shameful secret about her escape.