Book Discussion Group

The Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, August 16, at 7:00 pm to discuss Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City.

The Devil in the White City is a literary nonfiction novel that spans the years surrounding the building of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, also known as The World’s Columbian Exposition, which was designed to commemorate the landing of Columbus in America.

“In the book, author Erik Larson uses extensive research to recreate the lives of two real men and to reinvent Chicago during the World’s Columbian Exposition. In the process, he creates two separate, yet connected plot lines and attempts to fill in some of the gaps left by history. One plot line centers on Daniel Burnham, the architect who builds the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The other plot line focuses on character H.H. Holmes, the serial killer who exploits the fair to find his victims. (Cliffs Notes).

If you would like to join in the discussion, you may pick up a copy of the book at the library.