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102: Hazel Gaynor and Heather Mariah Webb's LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS - Tied Up with a Bow

Updated: Oct 9, 2021

Friends, for our Unabridged Book Club book this month, we're reading Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb's epistolary novel Last Christmas in Paris. This book, set predominantly during World War I, unveils the relationships of two characters, Evie and Tom, through the letters they write to each other and to friends and family. Through the lens of their very personal letters, readers also gain an understanding of other concerns of the time, including the growing role of women in Great Britain, concerns of journalism in telling the truth and supporting patriotism, mental health of soldiers, and (of course!) finding love and companionship in the midst of war. ​It's a novel of friendship, of fraternity, and of passion, set over the course of years. Join us on social media this month to share your thoughts about Gaynor and Webb's novel!


Introduction and General Discussion: 00:00 - 38:03

Book Pairings: 38:04 - 43:34

Classroom Connections: 43:35 - 45:18

Give Me One: 45:20 - 47:45

Book Pairings

Ashley - Ruta Sepetys’s Salt to the Sea

Jen - Kate Quinn’s The Alice Network

Sara - Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See​

Other Mentions

Alice Walker's The Color Purple

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's Dangerous Liaisons 

Give Me One - Musician to Try

Sara's pick - Maroon 5

Ashley's pick - The Chainsmokers

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