Virtual - Read UMass: "A Woman of No Importance"
June 18—August 6, 2020
Love reading and looking for a fun way to connect with UMass alumni? Put down the remote and join the Read UMass Virtual Book Club to keep learning while discussing new ideas and connecting with other curious minds!
Our private, online forum is designed to let you read at your own pace and participate in curated discussions. Based on the votes of our current members, our next book will be New York Times bestseller, A Woman of No Importance.
A Woman of No Importance "tells the story of Virginia Hall, an American spy who worked undercover in France during World War II for Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE). Hall’s story is a surprising one: she began her life in the United States with a mother who wished for the perfect debutante. Hall, however, was more comfortable studying languages, and found herself living abroad and working for the State Department when she lost half her leg in a hunting accident. This setback didn’t slow down Hall at all: she named her wooden prosthetic Cuthbert, drove ambulances in France, and was recruited by a recently formed SOE as a spy in occupied France. Hall posed as a newspaper reporter, enlisting civilians for the French Resistance and establishing an underground network of allies and becoming one of the most important spies during World War II."