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August 9, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
307 High St.
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Free, registration required
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Join Marisa Bozarth, Museum Curator of History, on Tuesday mornings in August for our new series, a History Book Club. Books can be purchased at your local bookstore.

I Must Betray You is a startling historical thriller by New York Times best-selling and award winning author, Ruta Sepetys. Imagine a world where your career and housing are assigned, your electricity and nourishment are controlled, where your every move is tracked and monitored by hidden surveillance devices, a world where you are denied the most fundamental human right: choice. This may sound like a world of fiction, but it is not. This was the dynasty of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, a regime that Romanians were forced to endure while fenced off from the rest of the world. This is the story of a brave young man who risks everything to search for the truth, change, and freedom. Although I Must Betray You is historical fiction, the Ceausescu dictatorship and the suffering of countless Romanians were real, yet their story is unfamiliar to many. We hope you will join us because, in the words of the author, “When history lies hidden in the shadows, those connected to that history often feel misunderstood. But together, as readers, we have an opportunity to shine a light into the darker corners of the past, to learn, grow, and honor the brave souls who experienced it.”

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