Orpah’s List 2011: Double your interest, double your study guides with two selections, one fiction and one non-fiction. Women’s League study guides with questions, background and more will be available on-line by the end of August.
Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff: This is not your Liz and Dick version, but a riveting story of a politically savvy and insightful queen in a world of men whose real life is far more compelling than the Hollywood version. Selected by many book lists as one of the outstanding works of non-fiction for 2010.
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer: On the eve of World War II, a Hungarian student studying in Paris falls in love with a slightly older Hungarian ex-patriot whose past life is shrouded in secrecy. As they are caught up in the maelstrom of the war, they are forced to return to their homeland for an uncertain future, both for themselves and their families. An addictive page-turner.