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Bay Ridge Book Club Meetup

Our reading this month is The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova

The book is described:  "Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to 'My dear and unfortunate successor,' and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself-to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed-and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe."

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  • Jennifer Tullman F.

    Would have liked to go but I have tickets for Fleetwood Mac.

    April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ... lucky girl (btw: best 'Landslide' cover ever out of thousands of them? Smashing Pumpkins on Pisces Iscariot; it made my summer once)!

      1 · April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    But I will be late (8:15). Please start without me.

    April 8, 2013

  • Carmela C.

    Sorry, I had all intentions to attend this evening and just couldn't get it together this month to finish reading a good part of the book.

    April 8, 2013

  • Diana

    Fleetwood mac sounds like fun. Enjoy

    April 7, 2013

  • Lourdes

    Enjoy guys! I was not able to finish the book.

    April 7, 2013

  • Janice D.

    I'm starting a new job this day! Tons of stuff to do before then. Not much time for reading. See you on April 30.

    March 20, 2013

    • Susan R.

      Good luck, Janice. Take it easy on the worthy plaintiffs, will ya?

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thought I would be able to read it in time, but don't think it's going to happen. Hopefully next time!

    March 24, 2013

  • Carmela C.

    I am looking forward to attending. Already have the book and will start reading as it is lengthy

    March 12, 2013

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