Katie’s Choice Book Club to discuss Harvard Yard
From press release
The Katie’s Choice Book Club selection for March is Harvard Yard by William Martin. Hosted by Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries and Katie’s Cup coffeebar, the book discussion will be at Katie’s Cup at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21. The discussion will be offered again at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 24, at the coffeebar at 502 Seventh St., Rockford. The Book Club is open to all interested people, free of charge. No pre-registration is required.
When antiquarian bookseller Peter Fallon follows the clues he hopes will lead him to recover a lost Shakespeare play, Love’s Labors Won, written in the bard’s own hand, he himself becomes the target of both underworld thugs and unscrupulous academics. Through the course of the novel, the author unveils what might have happened to the manuscript as it passed from hand-to-hand over the course of time.
In this “bibliomystery,” Martin follows the Wedge family, pledged to protect the manuscript, while tracing the compelling evolution of Harvard University and weaving it with the history of the Puritans in America.
Traveling through America’s past 350 years, from the Salem Witch Trials to the radical ’60s, the author spins a fascinating tale of both mystery and history.
The book is available for purchase at Katie’s Cup, or bring your own copy to the discussion.
For more information about Katie’s Choice Book Club, contact Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries at either (815) 962-4279 or RALMmail@aol.com.
From the March 16-22, 2011, issue
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