Author, Bee Ridgway, will join us for our book discussion this November. A special dinner will be served to welcome her. Books are now available at the Library Circulation Desk. This event is free!
In Bee Ridgway's wonderfully imaginative debut novel, a man and a woman travel through time in a quest to bring down a secret society that controls the past and, thus, the future.
"You are now a member of the Guild. There is no return."
Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Lord Nicholas Falcott wakes up in a hospital bed in twenty-first century London. The Guild, a secretive organization that controls time travel, helps him make a new life in the modern world.
But Nick yearns for home and for one beautiful woman in particular, now lost to history.Back in 1815, that very woman, Julia Percy, finds herself the guardian of a family secret inherited from her enigmatic grandfather... how to manipulate time. But there are those who seek to possess Julia's power and she begins to realize she is in the gravest peril.The Guild's rules are made to be broken, and Nick discovers how to travel back to the nineteenth century and his ancestral home. Fate and the fraying fabric of time draw Nick and Julia together once again . . . soon enough, they are caught up in an adventure that puts the future of the world into their hands.Love endures the gulf of centuries . . . and so does danger. As gripping as it is evocative, The River of No Return is a sweeping story of lovers who match wits and gamble their hearts against the rules of time itself.
When: Friday, November 15, 2013
Where: Picknelly Dining Room - Frost 265
Time: 5 pm
Dinner will be served!
Please RSVP to Melissa Latour at email@example.com or call X2536. Include your name, contact number, and number of people coming when calling to RSVP.
This event is sponsored by HCC Library and Student Activities.
Copies of the book are now available for check-out with your HCC ID at the library's circulation desk.
About the Author:
I was born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a parsonage made from three stuck-together old cottages. I attended Oberlin College. I worked for a year in features at Elle Magazine, then went to Cornell for a doctoral degree in English literature. After several years spent chasing research materials and true love around the UK, I settled down to teach American literature at Bryn Mawr College. I live with my partner in Philadelphia. The River of No Return is my first novel.
For further information about the book and/or book club please contact:
Jennifer Adams x 2733
Camille Close x 2277