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BT Book & Film Club presents The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

Oct 21 2020, 1:30PM to 3:00PM in the Online / Live Stream.
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Reviewer: Cathy Tile

In 1957, Boris Pasternak’s Dr Zhivago, an epic love story set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, was published in Italy. The book, which chronicled a forbidden romance between a physician and his mistress, was banned in the Soviet Union for its anti-communist messages. But in an effort to undermine the revolution, American CIA agents worked to ensure the novel was brought back to its homeland.

Lara Prescott’s debut, The Secrets We Kept, reimagines Doctor Zhivago’s dangerous journey to publication, placing women serving as CIA secretaries ( and sometimes spies) at the centre of the story. We will revisit the Cold War era, espionage and the famous novelist who suffered at the hand of USSR.

In keeping with current Public Health and physical distancing recommendations, this program will be offered via Zoom. Pre-registration is required in order to receive the link information. You can do so by clicking this link:

The BT Book & Film Club is sponsored in memory of Judi Kauffman z"l

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Sponsored in memory of Judi Kauffman z"l
  • BT Book and Film Club
  • Seniors
  • Adults
  • Young Professionals