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Women of WHC’s Literary Club Presents: Pam Jenoff

Code Name Sapphire

Tuesday April 16, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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The Women of WHC are pleased to welcome author Pam Jenoff to their Literary Club lecture series on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm ON ZOOM to discuss her book, Code Name Saphire.

This event is free and open to everyone, but RSVP is required to receive the Zoom information.


This program is presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.

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About the Book:

1942Hannah 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. How much is Hannah willing to sacrifice to save the people she loves?

Inspired by incredible true stories of courage and sacrifice, Code Name Sapphire is a powerful novel about love, family and the unshakable resilience of women in even the hardest of times.

Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall

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 TaleThe 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 Jenoff a unique 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 Jenoff’s books.

WWHC Literary Club: Pam Jenoff


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Tuesday, April 16


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




Adult Ed, Lecture, Women of WHC