Reading Cafe Book Club: The Gilded Hour by Sara Donalti
Join us via ZOOM OR IN PERSON 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 Gilded Hour by Sara Donalti
The international bestselling author of Where the Light Enters presents a remarkable epic about two female doctors in nineteenth-century New York.
The year is 1883, and in New York City, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie—both graduates of the Woman’s Medical School—treat the city’s most vulnerable, even if doing so puts everything they’ve strived for in jeopardy...
Anna’s work has placed her in the path of four children who have lost everything, just as she herself once had. Faced with their helplessness, Anna must make an unexpected choice between holding on to the pain of her past and letting love into her life.
For Sophie, an obstetrician and the orphaned daughter of free people of color, helping a desperate young mother forces her to grapple with the oath she took as a doctor—and thrusts her and Anna into the orbit of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything indecent and of anyone who dares to defy him.
With its vivid depictions of old New York and its enormously appealing characters, The Gilded Hour is a captivating novel by an author at the height of her powers.
- Thursday, October 28, 2021
- 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Roosevelt Community Center, Zoom
- Middletown Free Library
Open for Curbside Service.
The library will open to the public for in-person services soon. We look forward to welcoming you inside the new library!