Monthly Meetup: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

  • January 14, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Ok, I'm not going to lie. I've had this book on my table for about a month and I'm reading it. I originally picked it up based off of a book club member's recommendation so here we go. Paranormal storytelling!!

 

When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.

For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume.

Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans—and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.


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  • Melissa

    This meetup was particularly enjoyable. We had a good mix of people and great conversation.

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Dick D.

    I feel horrible to do it at the last minute, but I have to cancel. I've come down with a cold and don't want to infect all of you. Great book!

    January 14, 2013

    • Melissa

      I hope you feel better!

      January 14, 2013

    • Jim C.

      I will bring your wine bag to the following meeting then, Dick

      January 14, 2013

  • Susan C.

    I apologize, but cannot attend.

    January 14, 2013

  • Donna

    Sounds like a great read!

    December 18, 2012

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