Williamsburg book club

Dear book club members:  On Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m., we'll gather to discuss "Noon at Tiffany's", a work of historical/biographical fiction by Echo Heron.  According to Amazon.com:

"IN THE SUMMER OF 1888, Clara Wolcott, a daring young artist from Ohio, walked into Louis Tiffany's Manhattan office to interview for a job as a designer. For the next 21 years, her pivotal role in his multi-million dollar empire remained one of Tiffany's most closely guarded secrets—a secret that when revealed 118 years later sent the international art world into a tailspin. Torn between his obsession with Clara and his lust for success, Tiffany resorts to desperate measures to keep her creative genius under his command. Clara cleverly navigates both her turbulent love-hate relationship with Tiffany and the rigid rules of Victorian and Edwardian societies, in order to embrace all the adventure and romance turn-of-the-century New York City has to offer. Basing her story on a recently discovered cache of letters written between 1888 and 1944, New York Times bestselling author Echo Heron artfully blends fact with fiction to draw the reader into the remarkable life of one of America's most prolific and extraordinary women artists: Clara Wolcott Driscoll, the hidden genius behind the iconic Tiffany lamps."

We're looking forward to reading this and talking about it, and we hope you're able to join us on June 15!

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  • Susan M.

    Fun discussion tonight. The Twain book I was referring to, but couldn't recall the title, is Letters From The Earth. Hope to see all next month.

    June 15, 2013

    • Lisa P.

      Yes! We were thinking of the same one, and I remember finding the excerpts from it that we were assigned in class really interesting. Good to see you again!

      1 · June 16, 2013

    • Lisa P.

      They're still publishing it, so I've added it to the list of books to consider next time we're talking about reading something classic.

      June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The restaurant just got their power back. So we are still on if the roads are clear.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to my Mom's for her birthday.

    June 13, 2013

  • Jessica

    Yes, definitely come. Showing up is half the fun. (Reading is the other half.)

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys .could not get the book this month.

    June 9, 2013

    • Bob P.

      Come anyway if you can.

      June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to go out of town for a family event this weekend. See you next month.

    May 26, 2013

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