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SLCL Presents “A Discovery of Witches” Author Deborah Harkness

Press Release

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present #1 bestselling writer Deborah Harkness for a discussion and signing of the final installment in her popular “A Discovery of Witches” trilogy, “The Book of Life.” The event will be held on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; early arrival is highly recommended.
The event is co-sponsored by Maryville University.  
After traveling through time in “Shadow of Night,” the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, they reunite with the cast of characters from “A Discovery of Witches”—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed.
In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, “A Discovery of Witches” and “Shadow of Night” have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, “The Book of Life” brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.
Number one New York Times bestselling author DEBORAH HARKNESS is a history professor at the University of Southern California, Harkness has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit