This Month's Discussion Selection

A Woman of No Importance

by Sonia Purnell

In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.” The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill’s “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and–despite her prosthetic leg–helped revolutionize wartime espionage.

Upcoming Books

  • We Fed an Island
  • by Jose Andres
  • January 8
  • Courting Mr. Lincoln
  • by Louis Bayard
  • February 5
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  • by Sonia Purnell
  • March 4
  • Cuckoo’s Calling
  • by Robert Galbraith
  • April 1
  • White Houses
  • by Amy Bloom
  • May 6
  • Beloved
  • by Toni Morrison
  • June 3
  • Gods of the Upper Air
  • by Charles King
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  • by Malcolm Gladwell
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  • Lilac Girls
  • by Martha Hall Kelly
  • September 2
  • Something Wonderful
  • by Todd S. Purdum
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  • A Good American Family
  • by David Maraniss
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  • by Jerome Charyn
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