Claremont Branch Book Club Reads Code Name Verity

  For immediate release August 20th, 2013


Contact: Shani Leonards
Supervising Librarian
Claremont Branch


The Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch Book Club will be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at the Claremont Branch.  The club will be discussing the acclaimed 2012 novel Code Name Verity, written by Elizabeth Wein. Code Name Verity is the story of a young female spy captured in Nazi-occupied France. In exchange for a temporary stay of execution, she writes a confession of her activities in the Resistance. It is the story of two women who should never have crossed paths, yet were destined to become the best of friends and embark upon a covert mission that would determine which of them would live or die. Courage born of friendship, fierce hope, and surprising ironies abound in this spell-binding novel, which was called “an exciting - and affecting - female adventure story” by The Guardian. The Claremont Branch Book Club is open to everyone, and copies of the book are available for check out at the Claremont Branch Information Desk. The Claremont Library, 2940 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley CA 94705,  is open Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 12p.m.-8 p.m.., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations for these events, please call 510 981-6195 (voice) or 510 548-1240 (TTY) At least three working days notice will ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (

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