Please join us as we read "The Paris Architect: A Novel" by Charles Belfoure. Set in 1942 in German occupied France, Charles Belfoure’s debut novel, The Paris Architect follows a self-centered ambitious man as he develops a moral conscience. A rich businessman offers Lucien Bernard, a Paris architect, a large sum of money in order to outsmart the Gestapo by devising unique hiding places for Jews. Bernard knows that anyone caught helping the Jews will be tortured and killed by the Nazis, but he likes fooling the occupying Germans, the money is excellent, and offers a lucrative opportunity to design a new factory for the Reich, so he accepts this dangerous challenge. The Paris Architect is described as “a beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man’s unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism.”
Copies of The Paris Architect: A Novel are available in the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library, the public library, and may be purchased at bookstores or on-line for under $15.00. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, even if you haven’t read the book. The discussion of this thrilling novel is sure to be exciting!
For additional information contact Linda Levy (704-366-6362, firstname.lastname@example.org.)