Events Stephen Kiernan: The Baker's Secret
Join us as we welcome critically acclaimed author Stephen Kiernan to Woodstock, for an evening of reading and discussion surrounding his third novel, The Baker's Secret.
About the Book: From the author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II—a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit. On the eve of D-Day, a clever young French girl in occupied Normandy is determined to keep herself and her fellow villagers alive -- a task that requires nimble fingers, a strong back, and all of her cunning.
Praise from Paula McLain (author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun): "Nothing is more audacious or more inspiring than the human spirit, as we see in Stephen Kiernan's luminous new novel, The Baker's Secret. With painterly precision and great heart, Kiernan gives us an intimate view of a small French village forced to endure the soul-stifling humiliations of German occupation, and Emma, the young baker and consummate survivor whose boldness and ingenuity help keep her village alive as they pray the Allies will make good on their promise of rescue. Emma is an unforgettable heroine, and Kiernan's novel will have you weeping, and then cheering. A tale beautifully, wisely, and masterfully told."
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This event is free and open to all.