Book Club - 'Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon'
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 20, 4:30-6:30pm
March's pick is a non-fiction/biography by author Michael O'Brien.
Early in 1815, Louisa Catherine Adams and her young son left St. Petersburg in a heavy Russian carriage and set out on a difficult journey to meet her husband, John Quincy Adams, in Paris. She traveled through the snows of eastern Europe, down the Baltic coast to Prussia, across the battlefields of Germany, and into a France then experiencing the tumultuous events of Napoleon’s return from Elba.
Along the way, she learned what the long years of Napoleon’s wars had done to Europe, what her old friends in the royal court in Berlin had experienced during the French occupation, how it felt to have her life threatened by reckless soldiers, and how to manage fear.
The Book Club meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month in the Homer Public Library's Meeting Room. See you there!