First Book Club
Book Club plans are in development and will be announced in the September Chimes. The book for September
will be The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero, since Book Club didn’t get to meet in April. In the land of
dolls, there is magic. In the land of humans, there is war. Everywhere there is pain. But together there is hope. Karolina is a living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown. But when a strange wind spirits her away from the Land of the Dolls, she finds herself in Kraków, Poland, in the company of the Dollmaker, a man with an unusual power and a marked past. The Dollmaker has learned to keep to himself, but Karolina’s courageous and compassionate manner lead him to smile and to even befriend a violin-playing father and his daughter—that is, once the Dollmaker gets over the shock of realizing a doll is speaking to him. But their newfound happiness is dashed when Nazi soldiers descend upon Poland. Karolina and the Dollmaker quickly realize that their Jewish friends are in grave danger, and they are determined to help save them, no matter what the risks. Hurry and
pick up a copy today of this astonishing debut novel that will have a lasting impact on everyone who reads it!
• A complete listing of the 2020-21 book titles and authors is available at the Resource Center
in the Fellowship Room in September.