This Discussion Group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm in the Library. Everyone welcome to attend. Click on the image of the book to place a hold with your NExpress account.
April 16—The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini. Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew’s convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime. Pledging her loyalty to the Lincoln White House, her courage would never waver, even as her wartime actions threatened not only her reputation, but also her life.
Her spy ring’s reach was vast, from clerks in the Confederate War and Navy Departments to the very home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.