The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Exquisitely researched and told at a galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globe -- from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who -- born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution -- bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas. -- from Amazon.com
11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter
12:00 - 1:00 - Moderated Book Discussion
This is a brown-bag lunch event. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown Merchant.
This event is free and open to Friends members and the public. All are welcome.