Whitby Women in the Second World War
Pass the Book
Pass the Book starts on 26 May 2010 and this year's selection is The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes. It is a light-hearted mystery that tells the story of four women trying to achieve their dreams while working at an aircraft factory in Northern Ontario during World War II. The story is told through different voices as their lives intersect and create a snapshot of life in Canada in the 1940s.
The Whitby Public Library and other libraries will be holding different programs throughout the year that highlight and showcase the themes presented in The Factory Voice. Visit the Pass the Book website for more information (www.passthebook.ca).
Check out the women and war exhibit in the local history room at the Central Library. Enjoy looking through the photographs of this exhibit and check out our other Second World War photographs at www.ourontario.ca/whitby
If you have already finished The Factory Voice you might be interested in these non-fiction titles:
We Never Stopped Dancing: An Airwoman's Scrapbook by Nano Pennefather-McConnell
On the Homefront: A Scrapbook of Canadian World War II Memorabilia by Mary Jane Lennon with Syd Charendoff
Greatcoats and Glamour Boots: Canadian Women at War (1939-1945) by Carolyn Gossage
Women Overseas: Memoirs of the Canadian Red Cross Corps (overseas detachment) edited by Frances Martin Day, Phyllis Spence & Barbara Ladouceur
Framing Our Past: Canadian Women's History in the Twentieth Century edited by Sharon Anne Cook, Lorna R. McLean, and Kate O'Rourke