Page Turners - Tampa Women's Book Club Message Board › New Meetup: A Discovery of Witches: A Novel by Deborah E. Harkness
Announcing a new Meetup for Page Turners - Tampa Book Club!
What: A Discovery of Witches: A Novel by Deborah E. Harkness
When: Saturday, August 20, 2011 5:00 PM
Price: $1.00 per person
Where: Acropolis bar and grill
1833 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
Our February Book is "A Discovery of Witches: A Novel by Deborah E. Harkness" Here is a short description:
A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.
Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.
Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.
Check it out!