FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK REVIEWS



This is the start of a new monthly book review, done by a member of the Friends of the Library. Each month we will feature at least one review of a new addition to the Pend Oreille Library District. With so many new books coming each month, its hard to pick one that you may enjoy. The goal is do review one fiction, one nonfiction and one children's or young adult book each month.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FICTION BOOK REVIEW FOR NOVEMBER 2013

A book club I belong to is reading an older book, The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom. If you are not familiar with this book, it worth reading, takes place in Holland the Germany during the Second World War and relates the story of how Corrie Ten Boom and her family hid Jewish families from the Nazi's. Corrie and her sister were caught and sent to concentration camps, a moving story of how faith and courage made ordinary people heroes.

The book for this month takes place in Occupied France at the same time, but the chief character in this book, The Paris Architect, is not a hero. He grew up in an anti-semitic household, and wants only to make money and become a famous architect. In Occupied France the only way to make money is to become a collaborator with the German's. The architect, Lucien Bernard, has deserted the French army, cheats on his wife, and has no faith or moral scruples. Offered much money to find a way to hid Jews, he accepts. Thus begins his double life, but all for money and fame. This is a action filled story and you will want to know how he resolves the life choices facing him.

The book is The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure available at the Newport Library and all the Pend Oreille County Libraries.