Barbara Rinella, a former teacher, defines herself as an “academic entertainer.” For many years she has been celebrating literature and learning through her delightful programs on current books. Barbara is now thrilled to do a dramatization of The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. During this scary Covid-19 pandemic, what a true help to bring positive Winston Churchill's attitude during the German Blitz by Hitler in 1940 to help us deal with our coronavirus battle!! New for Fall, 2021, Barbara is honored to bring to life brand new, terrific historical fiction, The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little! What a story of struggle, sister love and power! You will be fascinated by the special talents of Antoinette Chanel and her older sister, Gabrielle, who does get the name "Coco" because of a dog. Let's wear pearls!! Barbara is still presenting a dramatization of The Queen's Fortune by Allison Pataki, an amazing historical fiction novel of the life of Desiree Clary! Desiree was the first fiance of Napoleon, but he rejects her and the French Revolution is bringing worry to all. How will Desiree evolve to begin a true Dynasty? Barbara is also offering a program on The Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin about survival and resistance during the Nazi occupation in France during WWII. Come meet Blanche, the American Flapper Girl who marries Claude Auzello, who becomes the manager of the Ritz Hotel in Paris! All BEST wishes to everyone during this scary virus pandemic, and with isolation it is obviously a time to read good books!!
Event open to public: June 12, 2021 - The Splendid and the Vile program for the JuniorLeague of the North Shore at a garden party at the Winnetka Community House! Contact: Amber Golegos: firstname.lastname@example.org
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