A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

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Bar 35

35 N Hotel St · Honolulu, HI

How to find us

When you arrive, look for Jenn. She'll have a copy of the book and/or a sign.

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In July, we'll be meeting up to discuss A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness at Bar 35 in Chinatown. Bar 35 has a happy hour that lasts until 9 pm. Attendees should generally expect to order something to eat and/or drink. You're welcome to attend even if you haven't quite finished the book--as long as you don't mind spoilers! Street parking is free in the evenings and there are also several municipal parking garages nearby.

A description of the book is below:

"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."

If you’d like to host a future Books With A Buzz meetup, it’s easy: Just pick a book, a time, and a place and contact the group organizer. Thanks to Jenn for hosting this month.