Join the Ivy Bookshop on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. when it welcomes local author Charles Belfoure, who will read from his debut novel, The Paris Architect.
About the Book
Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn’t really believe in. Ultimately, he can’t resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces – behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe – detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.
Written by an expert whose knowledge imbues every page, The Paris Architect becomes more gripping with every life Lucien tries to save.
Charles Belfoure is a writer and architect who lives in Maryland.
This event is presented in partnership with the JCC of Greater Baltimore.
Charles Belfoure will be at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, on October 16 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Ivy Bookshop website.
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