10:00 – 10:50 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
About the author
Pam Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers The Lost Girls of Paris, The Orphan’s Tale, The Diplomat’s Wife, and The Woman With the Blue Star. Her novels are inspired by her experiences working as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon and as a diplomat for the State Department in Poland. These positions afforded Pam the opportunity to witness and participate in operations at the most senior levels of government and provided expertise regarding World War II and the Holocaust for Pam’s books.
Pam holds a BA in international affairs from George Washington University, an MA in history from Cambridge, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a labor and employment attorney both at a firm and in-house and is presently on the faculty of Rutgers Law School. Pam lives outside Philadelphia with her husband, three children, dog, cat, lizard, rabbit and bird.
MFOB featured book: Code Name Sapphire
1942. Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany after her fiancé was killed in a pogrom. When her ship bound for America is turned away at port, she has nowhere to go but to her cousin Lily, who lives with her family in Brussels. Fearful for her life, Hannah is desperate to get out of occupied Europe. But with no safe way to leave, she must return to the dangerous underground work she thought she had left behind.
Seeking help, Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network led by a mysterious woman named Micheline and her enigmatic brother Matteo. But when a grave mistake causes Lily’s family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. Code Name Sapphire asks: how much will Hannah sacrifice to save those she loves?