Julie Orringer joins us to present "The Flight Portfolio," with Andrew Sean Greer.
A sweeping historical novel, based on real events, from the award-winning author of The Invisible Bridge: an unlikely hero’s efforts to save some of Europe’s greatest minds from the Nazis. In 1940, Varian Fry traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to help escape within a few weeks. Instead, he stayed more than a year, working to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and arrange journeys across Spain and Portugal, where the refugees would embark for safer ports. A gripping tale of forbidden love, high-stakes adventure, and unimaginable courage, The Flight Portfolio brilliantly juxtaposes the sweep of history with the fate of the individual.
Purchase the book here: https://www.communitybookstore.net/book/9780307949714