Griffin Free Public Library – Auburn, NH

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Day Book Club – February

The Day Book Club is now reading the novel: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker.

Here is the story of the Iliad as we’ve never heard it before: in the words of Briseis, Trojan queen and captive of Achilles. Given only a few words in Homer’s epic and largely erased by history, she is nonetheless a pivotal figure in the Trojan War. In these pages she comes fully to life: wry, watchful, forging connections among her fellow female prisoners even as she is caught between Greece’s two most powerful warriors. Her story pulls back the veil on the thousands of women who lived behind the scenes of the Greek army camp—concubines, nurses, prostitutes, the women who lay out the dead—as gods and mortals spar, and as a legendary war hurtles toward its inevitable conclusion. Brilliantly written, filled with moments of terror and beauty, The Silence of the Girls gives voice to an extraordinary woman—and makes an ancient story new again.

– publisher

Copies of The Silence of the Girls are available now at Griffin Free Public Library. Ebook and streaming audio are also available to Griffin Free Library card holders through New Hampshire Downloadable Books. We will meet on Wednesday, February 12 at 1:15 PM for a discussion. Discussion questions are available in advance from LitLovers and will also be provided when we meet.

Questions? Contact Kathy at Griffin Free at 603.483.5374 or


This entry was posted on January 8, 2020 by in Books, Programs.

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