With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches (our June pick) and Shadow of Night (our July pick) have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, our August pick: The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.
July’s Online Book Club pick,A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Drawn to one another despite longstanding taboos, and in pursuit of Diana’s spellbound powers, the two embark upon a time-walking journey.
The Town of Ballston Library’s June Online Book Club selection is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Harkness’ career in fiction began in September 2008 when she began to wonder “if there really are vampires, what do they do for a living?” A Discovery of Witches is the unexpected answer to that question. The book debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, and was also a bestseller in the UK, France, and Germany. [Read more…]
A #1 New York Times bestseller, April’s online bookclub selection is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society“, a historical novel [Read more…]
March’s online book club discussion, hosted by the Town of Ballston Library, will be about Remarkable Creatures a Novel, by Tracy Chevalier. We recommend an additional read that works nicely [Read more…]