COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Librarians of Rue de Picardie’ by Janet Skeslien Charles

This week, we’re giving away three copies of The Librarians of Rue de Picardie by Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library. The Librarians of Rue de Picardie is a stirring and motivational novel celebrating courage, inspired by the remarkable true story of Jessie Carson. As an American librarian, she left an indelible mark on the literary world of France, reshaping its landscape. Here’s the blurb:

Under what was left of the roof of the ruined cottage, a girl with pigtails perched on a pile of rubble, hunched over a book…

1918: As the Great War rages, Jessie Carson takes a leave of absence from the New York Public Library to work for the American Committee for Devastated France, a group of women determined to rebuild devastated French communities just miles from the front. Upon arrival, Jessie strives to establish something that the French have never seen – children's libraries. She turns ambulances into bookmobiles and trains the first French female librarians. Then she disappears.

1987: When NYPL librarian and aspiring writer Wendy Peterson stumbles across a passing reference to Jessie Carson in the archives, she becomes consumed with learning her fate. In her obsession, she discovers that she and the elusive librarian have more in common than their work at New York's famed library, but she has no idea their paths will converge in surprising ways across time.

If you’d like to win a copy, simply enter your details in the form below. Three lucky people will win a copy!

Entries close midday (Syd/Melb time) Monday 27 May 2024. Winners will be notified within a week of the competition closing.

GOOD LUCK!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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