New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939-and then sets its sights on France.  An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.

After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl's most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching stories at 60 Minutes . It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to "investigate" it--as though it were a news flash. And so, using her 60 Minutes  skills, she explored how grandmothering changes a woman's life.

"Fans of Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge, My Name is Lucy Barton) will know that her characters become real people and they stay with you.  Page after page is filled with relationships, the pain and the forgiving through the years.  In a small town everyone knows everyone else so peoples history is not easily forgotten.  But, as people grow and mature they come to be seen in a different light, and in the hands of this beautiful writer we come to understand how each is dealing with their life's script. Some of the scenes are so poignant it will bring you to tears.  Elizabeth Strout is a marvelous writer."--Rita

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