We are pleased to invite all alumni to participate in the upcoming meeting of the Alumni Book Club!
On Monday, February 10th, we will gather at Kellenberg Memorial at 7 PM to discuss our next selection, The Huntress, by Kate Quinn. Please RSVP below.
For those who are unable to attend the meeting in person, we will be live-streaming fully interactive coverage of the event. Please register using the link below by Friday, February 7th Any questions may be directed towards the Alumni Office at (516) 292-0200 x396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Cathy vonSchoenermarck, moderator of the Alumni Book Club, provides a synopsis below:
The Huntress is Kate Quinn’s gripping post-WWII novel, involving an English journalist (Ian Graham) and a former Soviet pilot (Nina Markova) who join forces to find and capture a notorious war criminal called “The Huntress.” Lorelei Vogt, the cold-blooded killer who committed unspeakable crimes before escaping authorities at the war’s conclusion, is their target, but Vogt seems to have slipped through their fingers as their journey brings them across the Atlantic to Boston, MA.
The book incorporates three different storylines–Graham’s, Markova’s, and that of Jordan McBride, a young, aspiring photographer and only child of single-parent father, Daniel McBride. Throughout the course of the story, readers are immersed in both past and present as Quinn’s descriptions of hunter and prey form a continuous motif within nearly every chapter.
The author herself comments, “I loved writing my three leading ladies, for very different reasons! Nina, the Night Witch pilot nearly ran away with the book on me…Jordan is the American-as-apple-pie Girl Friday by comparison…[and] my villainess was fun to write because she’s contradictory: a murderer of innocents, but also a generous, loving friend…”
A riveting page-turner, The Huntress–with its haunting descriptions and powerful characterization–will remain with you long after you finish the final sentence!