Book Group leader Roberta Rubin leads a discussion of the best-selling historical novel The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. (Note the 2 PM time!)
A powerful book based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist Hedy Lamarr, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece that celebrates the many women in science that history has overlooked.
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About the book: Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side and understood more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis and revolutionize modern communication...if anyone would listen to her.
"A captivating story of a complicated woman blazing new trails." -- Kirkus Reviews
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER
Bestselling author Marie Benedict reveals the story of a brilliant woman scientist only remembered for her beauty.