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Virtual Reading Cafe Book Club: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Virtual Reading Cafe Book Club: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Join us via ZOOM as we discuss some great books each month! Once signed up, you will receive the ZOOM Link and Password two hours a head of time! 

This month we will be reading and discussing The Luminarires by Eleanor Catton

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as “a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly.” — New York Times Book Review

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand’s booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.

Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament.

Date:
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Zoom
Campus:
Middletown Free Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Book Discussion  
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