The Time In Between
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The Time in Between by Maria Dueñas is an international bestseller that spans the Spanish Civil War to World War II. This beautifully spun novel tells the story of a seamstress who rises to become the most sought-after couturiere and an undercover spy who passes information about the Nazi regime to the British Secret Service through a secret code stitched into the hems of her dresses. The Shadow of the Wind meets Casablanca in this sweeping and artfully crafted debut
TOPICS & QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. The first sentence of the book, “A typewriter shattered my destiny” is an example of the author’s use of foreshadowing of future events. Were you immediately drawn into the story? Were you curious to know whose destiny was shattered and why?
2. What's Sira's relationship with her mother like at the outset of The Time in Between? In what ways does it change throughout the course of the story? Do you think that Sira beco see more
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These 7 beautifulnovelswritten by Latin American womenexplorethe magic of story-telling; the power of food;poignant romance; heartbreak and deep joy; complex issues of identity, nationality, and gender; and intimate tales of growing up and coming...