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Adult Book Club: A Star for Mrs. Blake

  • Hooray for Books! 1555 King Street Alexandria, VA, 22314 United States (map)

Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. to discuss compelling books of all genres. Books purchased for our book clubs are always 20% off. Please email Sally Chadbourn for more information and to join.

This month we are reading A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith, a riveting historical mystery centered on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.


Cora Blake never dreamed she d go to Paris. She s hardly ever left the small fishing village where she grew up. Yet in the summer of 1931, she is invited to travel to France with hundreds of other Gold Star Mothers, courtesy of the U.S. government, to say goodbye to their fallen sons, American casualties of World War I who were buried overseas. 
Chaperoned by a dashing West Point officer, Cora s group includes the wife of an immigrant chicken farmer; a housemaid; a socialite; a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and dozens of other women from all over the country. Along the way, the women will forge lifelong friendships as they face a death, a scandal, and a secret revealed.

Earlier Event: September 29
Meet the Author: Alan Gratz
Later Event: October 5
Meet the Author: Kate Milford