You asked for it and POOF! Your wish is granted...the FIRST EXTRA BOOK MEETUP OF THE NEW YEAR....
We will be discussing "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson.
Good Reads says:
Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that 'The Devil in the White City' is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor.
Burnham's challenge was immense. In a short period of time, he was forced to overcome the death of his partner and numerous other obstacles to construct the famous "White City" around which the fair was built. His efforts to complete the project, and the fair's incredible success, are skillfully related along with entertaining appearances by such notables as Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B. Anthony, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.
The activities of the sinister Dr. Holmes, who is believed to be responsible for scores of murders around the time of the fair, are equally remarkable. He devised and erected the World's Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims
This is an Extra book and meeting for those that want more Women Wine and Books!
This meeting does not alter or change the primary Seattle Monthly Meeting (on the 3rd Saturday of the month) or the Everett Monthly Book Meeting (4th Saturday of the month).
Please contact me (Shannon) if you have questions, comments or concerns. Thank you!