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Postponed*** Walking Book Discussion Reads The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

July 1, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Registrations are closed for this event

This group will walk on July 1st at 2 pm due to weather forecast this Saturday.


Our walking book discussion meets at Nepaug Reservoir at the Route 202 gate to walk together and discuss our latest read.  You can join us by registering if you have not yet attended the group.  We will then put you on our mailing list if you enjoy this monthly walk and discussion.  Use the registration link or you may email Beth Van Ness if you have questions or comments.  All adults are welcome to join our discussions and copies of the current book are available at our circulation desk.

Robert Alexander brings to life the Romanovs’ kitchen boy Leonka, whom the Bolsheviks mysteriously spared and who in turn vanished into the bloody tides of the Russian Revolution. But what did the young boy see in those final days of the Imperial Family? Would he know the truth of the secret letters smuggled to the Tsar? Where thirty-eight pounds of tsarist jewels are to be found? Why two bodies of the Romanov children are missing from the secret grave that was finally discovered in 1991?
Robert Alexander re-creates not only the last days of the Romanovs during their imprisonment in the House of Special Purpose, but also their gruesome end. Through the eyes of their kitchen boy, we see Nicholas and Alexandra’s humble faith, their intense love for one another, and their five devoted children. We also see how bravely they suffered. In this heart-breaking tale readers will be absorbed by the tragic story of a family so much different and yet so similar to any other.


July 1, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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