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Reading Cafe Book Club: The Garden of the Serpent: A Novel of the Civil War by Andrew Miller

Reading Cafe Book Club: The Garden of the Serpent: A Novel of the Civil War by Andrew Miller

Join us IN PERSON as we discuss some great books each month! 

This month we will be reading and discussing The Garden of the Serpent: A Novel of the Civil War by Andrew Miller

Author will join us for a Q&A

It is the Civil War and Colonel Michael Baker is the commandant of Fort Harmer on the Delaware, just south of Philadelphia. The old Fort has been converted into a prison for Confederate soldiers; Baker has tuned Fort Harmer into his personal kingdom and rules over a web of murder, bribery, and theft. In the summer of 1864, the War Department sends Major Thomas Lamond to destroy Baker's empire. Lamond, a combat veteran battling demons of his own, finds himself overmatched by the evil he encounters. But with the help of a young Union officer and a Confederate prisoner, he assaults Baker's prison fortress in the swamps of the Delaware River. 
Price: $20.00 (all proceeds to Middletown Free Library)
Author bio: Andrew Miller is a native of Delaware County and is currently Assistant Professor of History at Neumann University. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from Villanova University, and has been a long-time supporter of Middletown Free Library. "The Garden of the Serpent: A Novel of the Civil War" is his third book. He is also the author of "The Winter Soldiers," also a Civil War novel, and "Williamson College of the Trades," winner of the Delaware County Heritage Award for the Best History of Delaware County, 2017. He is on the board of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates.


Thursday, April 25, 2024
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Middletown Free Library
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