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Cancelled: Fit to be Lit Book Club

Come join us for a fun and lively discussion of some of today's best Literary Fiction!

This month's selection is The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton.

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins.

Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.

Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?

Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker's Daughter is a story of murder, mystery, and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker's daughter.

Date:
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Hackensack - Meeting Room
Campus:
Hackensack's Johnson Free Public Library
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors  
Categories:
  Adult Events     CANCELLED EVENT  

Questions? Contact Melina Halpin, (201) 343-4169, Melina.halpin@hackensack.bccls.org

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