New York Times bestselling author of THE ORPHAN'S TALE, Pam Jenoff, will be at An Unlikely Story to discuss her newest historical fiction novel, THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS, which uncovers the forgotten history of a female spy ring whose agents changed the course of the war before disappearing. Join Pam for a discussion moderated by internationally bestselling author, Jenna Blum. Beer and wine will be available at this event.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Pam Jenoff’s breakout novel The Orphan’s Tale was an instant New York Times bestseller and has now sold over 350,000 copies and counting! Following up on this incredible success is a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II. Based on true events, this is perfect for fans of The Alice Network and Lilac Girls.
Grace Healy is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs--each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.
Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home--their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother-turned-agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor, and betrayal.
Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines the light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war, and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood, and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels of historical fiction, including the New York Times bestseller The Orphan's Tale. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a master’s degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania. Jenoff’s novels are inspired by her experiences working at the Pentagon and also as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland. She lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.
Jenna Blum is the New York Times and # 1 internationally bestselling author of the NOVELS THOSE WHO SAVE US and THE STORMCHASERS; the novella THE LUCKY ONE published in the in the anthology Grand Central; and the audio course “The Author At Work: The Art of Writing Fiction.” She was voted one of Oprah’s Top 30 Women Writers and teaches creative writing at Boston’s Grub Street Writers. She lives in Boston.