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Murder By The Book, Friday, August 24, 2012 at 6:30pm
Katherine Howe will sign and discuss The House of Velvet and Glass (Hyperion; $25.99)
Katherine Howe was born in Houston, Texas, and holds degrees in art history and philosophy from Columbia and in American and New England Studies from Boston University. She is the author of The physick book of deliverance dane, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, and which has been translated into more than twenty languages. Her next novel, a historical fiction thriller set in 1915 Boston, was released in 2012.
Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Blue Willow Bookshop, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7pm
About the Author:
Katherine Howe will receive her PhD in American and New England Studies from Boston University in 2012. Her debut novel, THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE, was a New York Times bestseller. She has appeared on Good Morning America and was featured in a National Geographic television special on the Salem witch trials. She lives in Ithaca, New York with her husband, where she is a visiting lecturer in American Studies at Cornell University.
Beginning onboard the fateful voyage of the famous ocean liner (this April 15th marks the 100th anniversary of its sinking), The House of Velvet and Glass is the entrancing story of the Allston family—weaving together past, present, and beyond the grave—that takes place on that infamous ship, in colonial Shanghai, and in Boston in the years following the Titanic’s sinking, at the turn of a remarkable American century that saw it rise as a world power.
Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and younger sister on the Titanic a few years prior, Sibyl Allston turns to the occult, seeking to communicate with her lost relatives through a local medium. Her days of quiet grief and spinsterhood (she is, after all, 27 years old) are disrupted by the unexpected return to Boston of her brother under suspicious circumstances, as well as the reappearance of Benton Derby, the man who Sibyl once loved—and might still. Soon, Sibyl and Benton are drawn into a hunt to solve a mystery and uncover a shocking truth about her family and her father’s past—a truth with a horrifying connection to the sinking of the Titanic.
From the 1915 opium dens of Boston’s Chinatown to the salons of high society, from the back alleys of nineteenth-century Shanghai, to the opulent libraries of Harvard, The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together vivid historical detail and a compelling romance, culminating in a surprising twist that will thrill readers who loved and supported THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE and made it a bestseller.
What: Katherine Howe will discuss and sign The House of Velvet and Glass, her newest novel.
When: Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Katherine Howe for book personalization, please purchase The House of Velvet and Glass from Blue Willow Bookshop.
A limited number of autographed copies of Katherine’s books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of the book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.
Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Katherine Howe discusses and reads from the House of Velvet and Glass
Jabberwocky Bookshop, Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7pm
Katherine Howe, author of the Jabberwocky favorite The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with a stunning new novel, The House of Velvet and Glass.
Katherine Howe is completing a Ph.D. in American and New England Studies from Boston University. The idea for this novel developed while she was studying for her Ph.D. exams, walking her dog through the woods between Marblehead and Salem. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with her husband.
Location: Street: 50 Water Street Additional: Tannery Mill Bldg 1 City: Newburyport, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01950 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
KATHERINE HOWE: "The House of Velvet and Glass" (Spirit/Abbot)
Spirit of '76 Bookstore, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8pm
Katherine Howe, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball. Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston’s Back Bay. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sibyl flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium. But when her brother is suddenly kicked out of Harvard under mysterious circumstances and falls under the sway of a strange young woman, Sibyl turns for help to psychology professor Benton Derby, despite the unspoken tensions of their shared past. As Benton and Sibyl work together to solve a harrowing mystery, their long-simmering spark flares to life, and they realize that there may be something even more magical between them than a medium’s scrying glass. From the opium dens of Boston’s Chinatown to the opulent salons of high society, from the back alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the Titanic, The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist that will leave readers breathless.
Katherine Howe was born in Houston, Texas, and holds degrees in art history and philosophy from Columbia and in American and New England Studies from Boston University. She is the author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, and which has been translated into more than twenty languages.
We are thrilled to have Katherine back in Marblehead and grateful to Hyperion for all their efforts! Books will be available for sale at the event, courtesy of the Spirit of ’76.
Location: Street: Abbot Public Library Additional: 225 Pleasant Street City: Marblehead, (added from IndieBound)
Live Video talk with katherine Howe
Bethlehem Area Public Library, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7pm
Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) - Laurel, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:30pm
Katherine Howe, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.
Join the Laurel Book Club for a group discussion of the book; copies may be picked up at the circulation desk beginning approximately a month beforehand. Set in Cambridge and Marblehead Massachusetts, Howe's book alternates between 1991 and the Salem Witchcraft trials of the late 17th century as contemporary college student Connie Goodwin tries to unravel the secret of Deliverance Dane. (juglicerr)
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 1pm
Event location: Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County
Meet Katherine Howe, author of "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane"
Wellesley Free Library, Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 2pm
Katherine Howe reads from The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.
Join Katherine Howe at an event co-sponsored by Wellesley Booksmith, the Wellesley Free Library, and the Wellesley Newcomers. Katherine Howe’s ancestors settled Essex County, Massachusetts in the 1620s, and stayed there through the twentieth century. Family members included Elizabeth Proctor, who survived the Salem witch trials, and Elizabeth Howe, who did not. Katherine Howe is completing a PhD in American and New England Studies at Boston University, which included teaching a research seminar on New England witchcraft. The idea for this novel developed while she was studying for her doctoral qualifying exams, walking her dog through the woods between Marblehead and Salem. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her husband and assorted animals. (lemontwist)
The Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 7pm
Katherine Howe reads from The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.
Scholars of the Salem witch trials have long asked why the accusers chose to ruin so many lives. In The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, author Katherine Howe asks another question - what if the women really were witches? In the novel, Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin finds the name “Deliverance Dane” on a scrap of paper inside an old Bible. The discovery launches her on a quest that includes visions of a woman condemned in 1690s Salem for practicing “physick” - herbal healing - and her own efforts to save her injured boyfriend through an ancient and mystical cure. Before time runs out, she must locate the actual physick book of Deliverance Dane. As the pieces of Deliverance’s harrowing story fall into place, Goodwin begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem’s dark past than she imagined. Katherine Howe is completing a Ph.D. in American and New England Studies at Boston University. Two of her ancestors were tried as witches in 1692. Elizabeth Proctor survived the ordeal; Elizabeth Howe did not. The idea for The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane developed while Howe was studying for her exams, walking her dog through the woods between Marblehead and Salem, Massachusetts. She lives in Marblehead with her husband. (jasbro)
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