March 26th, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Exhibition Insights Fiction Book Discussion Series
Join a docent led tour of our current exhibition, Dragon Lady: The Life of Sigrid Schultz followed by a book discussion to gain greater insight into the historical context of the exhibit. Professional moderator Kelle Ruden will lead the book discussion.
The Race for Paris is a moving and powerfully dynamic World War II novel about two American journalists and an Englishman, who together race the Allies to Occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives.
Based on daring, real-life female reporters on the front lines of history like Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller, and Martha Gellhorn—and with cameos by other famous faces of the time—The Race for Paris is an absorbing, atmospheric saga full of drama, adventure, and passion. Combining riveting storytelling with expert literary craftsmanship and thorough research, Meg Waite Clayton crafts a compelling, resonant read.
A National Bestseller and noted David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction, Honorary Mention for 2015.
“… Impeccably researched, offering a striking glimpse into what life was like for the predecessors of some of today’s most famous female journalists.” –Booklist
Before our discussion tour our special exhibit, Dragon Lady celebrating Westporter and correspondent, Sigrid Schultz, who exposed the threat of fascism with courage and determination.
This program is free to the public, but reservations are recommended. Reserve your space online or by calling 203-222-1424 ext. 5. Donations are appreciated and can be made on the reservation form.