Saturday Reading Group on Zoom

Saturday Reading Group on Zoom | 09/05/2020 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Saturday Reading Group on Zoom

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people. This session will be held online with Zoom*.

This Saturday, we will discuss When the Doves Disappeared and also any suggestions you have for next year.

The May read for the group is When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen. It’s Communist Estonia in 1941, as the Allies and the Axis clash in battle, two Estonian cousins are fleeing from the Red Army. Roland, a loyal freedom fighter, and Edgar, an opportunistic mercenary. When the Nazis take control of the country, Roland goes into hiding. Edgar abandons his wife, Juudit, and transforms himself into a loyal supporter of Hitler’s regime. Flash forward to 1963: Estonia is back under communist control behind the Iron Curtain. Edgar has taken on yet another identity as a Soviet apparatchik, desperate to hide the secrets of his past and maintain his connections to power. But his fate remains entangled with Roland and Juudit, who may hold the key to uncovering the truth. In a fast-paced page-turner that switches between these two time periods, Sofi Oksanen brings to life an unforgettable story of deception, surveillance, passion, and betrayal.

Meetings are once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3 pm. Open to all library members. To sign up please contact the group coordinator at

*Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 875 1753 8034
Password: 071253

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Location: English-language Library in Angers