Join Kim on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30pm on ZOOM for Decembers Novel Tea's Reading Group book discussion over "The Last Year of the War" by Susan Meissner.
In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa--aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity.
The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences.
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Time: Dec 3, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 253 299 0207