The May meeting of the Encore Book Group will be held at 1:30 Monday, May 25. We will meet on Zoom. You can download Zoom at Zoom.us and set up a free account to participate.
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We will be discussing Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
From Amazon: InThe Devil in the White City, the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before.
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds—a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium.
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If you would like to learn more about the book club, email Anne Sutcliffe or call 203-966-1167