Join us Friday March 31, 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to listen to two local authors! We will host E.M. Sloan, (Moscow, Idaho) author of When Songbirds Returned to Paris and Sayantani Dasgupta, born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi, Sayantani Dasgupta teaches at the University of Idaho. author of Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, & The In-Between.
When Germany invades France in 1940, Cecily Lefort can’t imagine how the aristocratic comforts of life as a French doctor’s wife are about to disappear. A return to native England eventually leads Cecily back to France, this time as a secret agent. Cecily is one of 13 female Special Operations Executive (SOE) spies who do not survive to tell their story. But a 100-year old family-owned photograph of Cecily inspires author Elizabeth Sloan to travel to Paris and investigate the story of Cecily’s life–and death. The intuitive conversation between Elizabeth and Cecily–based on war documents, letters, and interviews–spins an international web of intrigue that captures the raw emotions of love and war.
In Fire Girl, her debut collection of essays, Sayantani Dasgupta examines her personal story against the history, religion, popular culture and mythology of South Asia and her current home in the American West. Ms. Dasgupta's book is a finalist for the Forework Indies Book of the Year.