Bestselling author of “I Was Anastasia,” Ariel Lawhon’s new novel is a thrilling feat of historical fiction based on the real-life story of socialite and spy Nancy Wake, one of the most decorated women of WWII. It is 1936 and Nancy Wake is an intrepid Australian reporter living in Paris when she meets the wealthy French industrialist Henri Fiocca. No sooner does Henri sweep Nancy off her feet and convince her to become Mrs. Fiocca than the Germans invade France and she takes yet another name: a code name. Known for her ferocious wit and signature red lipstick, Nancy becomes one of the most powerful leaders of the French Resistance. Told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war, “Code Name Hélène” is a spellbinding and moving story of enduring love, remarkable sacrifice and unfaltering resolve.
Event Type(s): Adult Programs, Author Events
Age Group(s): Adults