Ruth Druart

Search for Your Next Book

Spend your lunch hour tuned into a special virtual event with debut author Ruth Druart. During the event, Ruth will be streaming LIVE from the City of Lights and discussing the inspiration for her new historical fiction novel, WHILE PARIS SLEPT. The events of World War II is the backdrop for this captivating new novel, about a young Jewish woman in Paris on a train bound for Auschwitz, and the man to whom she entrusts her most precious possession. When two destinies become intertwined, the choices each person makes will change the future in ways neither could have imagined. This book is profoundly beautiful and is getting rave reviews. Save your spot in the free event below! 

powered by Crowdcast

One woman must make the hardest decision of her life in this unforgettably moving story of resistance and faith during one of the darkest times in history.

Santa Cruz, 1953. Jean-Luc is a man on the run from his past. The scar on his face is a small price to pay for surviving the horrors of Nazi occupation in France. Now, he has a new life in California, a family. He never expected the past to come knocking on his door.

Paris, 1944. A young Jewish woman's past is torn apart in a heartbeat. Herded onto a train bound for Auschwitz, in an act of desperation she entrusts her most precious possession to a stranger. All she has left now is hope.

On a darkened platform, two destinies become intertwined, and the choices each person makes will change the future in ways neither could have imagined.

Told from alternating perspectives, While Paris Slept reflects on the power of love, resilience, and courage when all seems lost. Exploring the strength of family ties, and what it really means to love someone unconditionally, this debut novel will capture your heart.

Ruth Druart grew up on the Isle of Wight, leaving at eighteen to study psychology. In 1993 she moved to Paris, the city that inspired her to write While Paris Slept. There she pursued a career in international education and raised three sons with her French husband. She recently left her teaching position, so she can write full time while running her writing group in Paris.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
While Paris Slept: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538735183
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 23rd, 2021

Signed Copies

Due to the nature of virtual events, signed copies may not always be available. Information about signed copies will be included in the event description.

Share YOUR Unlikely Story! facebookfacebooktwittertwitterinstagraminstagram