Join us for a librarian-led discussion about ‘Thunderstruck’ by Erik Larson.
“In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate.” – Publisher
Take part in our discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month.
This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400. Registration for this program opens at 3:00pm on September 27th. Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, September 27th to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.