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October Book Club: The Hidden Light of Northern Fires

October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For our October Book Club we are switching things up a little bit and reading the wonderful debut novel by Daren Wang, The Hidden Light of Northern Fires. This is a wonderful piece of historical fiction that we are certain our bookies will enjoy! Star Line Books’s Book Club is a book club for those with eclectic taste and and a love of books. We bounce between new release and back list favorites. Hope to see you there!


When: October 24th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Where: Star Line Books
Who: All Welcome
What: The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang

About the Book:

A novel rooted in the remarkable, but little-known, true history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line.

When escaped slave, Joe Bell, collapses in her father’s barn, Mary Willis must ward off Confederate guerillas and spies, Joe’s vengeful owner, and even her own brother to help the fugitive cross to freedom.

Mary has always been an outcast, an outspoken abolitionist woman in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. Helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable. As the countryside is riled by the drumbeat of civil war and the promise of an extravagant bounty for the wounded fugitive, Mary finds herself drawn to the stranger in forbidden ways. When rebels cross from nearby Canada intent on killing him, they bring the devastation of the brutal war to the town and the farm, and threaten to destroy all that Mary loves.

What Folks are Saying:

“Wang’s debut novel ricochets powerfully from blood-soaked barns to battlefields, from domestic tribulations to political espionage. As war erupts, Wang carefully sketches a series of sacrifices and betrayals, leading Mary and Joe to love and Leander to seek redemption.” ( Kirkus Review)

“Splendid–a distinctive clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of the Civil War.” Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain




October 24, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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