LeRoy Evening Book Club
“Just because the men have gone to war why do we have to close the choir?” This is what the women of Chilsbury ask the vicar after he closes the choir due to the lack of men. Only the very young and the very old men are left as they have left to fight in WWII. Women were left to run the village and they needed the music to calm themselves and unify the town. Individuals learn they have a voice but can they trust everyone? We are kept up to date about village affairs,world news and lives of the fighting men via letters,journals and the dreaded telegram. From these we learn about a widow whose only son goes to fight,a conniving midwife,a Jewish refugee,a mysterious artist and a young lady pining over a impossible crush. We discussed what women learned about themselves,how they changed social values,and how they helped others. “The Chilsbury Choir” by Jennifer is a enjoyable read about personal stories of WWII. LeRoy Public Library has many new books ready to check out, stop in soon.