The Enigma Game By Elizabeth Wein
Join us on the Library’s front lawn!
Facing a seemingly endless war, fifteen-year-old Louisa Adair wants to fight back, make a difference, do something – anything to escape the Blitz and the ghosts of her parents, who were killed by enemy action. But when she accepts a position caring for an elderly German woman in the small village of Windyedge, Scotland, it hardly seems like a meaningful contribution. Still, the war feels closer than ever in Windyedge, where Ellen McEwen, a volunteer driver with the Royal Air Force, and Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, a flight leader for the 648 Squadron, are facing a barrage of unbreakable code and enemy attacks they can’t anticipate.
Their paths converge when a German pilot lands in Windyedge under mysterious circumstances and plants a key that leads Louisa to an unparalleled discovery: an Enigma machine that translates German code. Louisa, Ellen, and Jamie must work together to unravel a puzzle that could turn the tide of the war – but doing so will put them directly in the cross-hairs of the enemy.
IMPORTANT: Discussion will be outside, weather permitting. In the event of rain, we will meet via Zoom.
Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!