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Book Talk: Sixty Blades of Grass

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sixty Blades of Grass, by Elizabeth Millane, is an intriguing and dramatic, yet personal, story about the Dutch resistance during the Second World War.

Inspired by the author’s own family history, this is a riveting, heartrending novel of danger and betrayal that explores what it takes to lay down one’s life for another in the most harrowing of circumstances.

Elizabeth grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan, loving books and family stories. It was natural for her to be drawn to the stories she overheard as a child when Dutch relatives visited her family, and to seek them out when she lived abroad. She was educated at Boston College, earning a Bachelor of Art in English literature, and at the University of Lancaster, Lancaster, England, where she completed a Junior Year Abroad program. During that year that she traveled extensively on the continent, visiting her Dutch relatives several times and learning their tales of heroism and sacrifice, which formed the basis for Sixty Blades of Grass.

RSVP requested. Please stop by the Front Desk at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, or call 617-796-1675. Or send your name, telephone number, and email address to our receptionists at seniorprograms@newtonma.gov.


April 25
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Newton Senior Center
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Hyde Community Center
90 Lincoln Street
Newton Highlands, MA 02460
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