The Monday Night Book Club's September selection is Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby.
Summary: After the Armistice between Italy and Allied armed forces in 1943, the author left the prison camp in which he had been held for a year and evaded the Germans by going to ground high in the mountains and forests south of the Po River. In enforced isolation, he was sheltered and protected by an informal and highly courageous network of Italian peasants. Newby writes a powerful account of these idiosyncratic and selfless people and also of their bleak and very basic lifestyle. He undergoes a series of bizarre, funny and often dangerous incidents, and in the process meets Wanda, a local girl who later becomes his wife.
The Bosler Monday Night Book Club meets the first Monday of each month (unless it is a holiday) in the new Community Room in the South Wing. A complete list of scheduled book titles can be found here. Reservations are not needed.
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