PARIS, 1939: Odile Souchet has her dream job at the American Library in Paris.
But when the Nazis march into the city, Odile stands to lose everything he holds dear, including her beloved library. Odile, her family and friends are all forced to test their courage and make impossible choices against equally impossible odds. These decisions, big and small, will put some of them on the wrong side of history as they live with devastating consequences haunting them forever.
MONTANA, 1983: Lily is a lonely teenager desperate to escape small-town Montana.
She grows close to her neighbour Odile, discovering they share the same love of language, the same longings. But as Lily uncovers more about Odile’s mysterious past, she discovers a dark secret, closely guarded and long hidden. Inspired by the true story of the librarians at the American Library in Paris who risked their lives during the Nazi’s war on words: a story of courage, defiance and betrayal in Occupied Paris.