Myerstown Library hosts quarterly book discussions. Next discussion:
May 28, 2013 at 7 p.m.
A serial killer operating during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair – a main protagonist and a magnificent setting – The Devil in the White City. Although non-fiction, this masterful retelling by Erik Larson of an exciting chapter in the growth of Chicago frequently reads like a suspense novel. H. H. Holmes posing as a doctor was really a mass murder, the American equivalent of Jack the ripper.
Daniel H Burnham was the architect who in a two-year period managed to plan and oversee the construction of a city-in-itself that showcased a time on the edge of the modern era. A supporting cast of famous names and notables are included in a work that Publisher Weekly claimed “was everything popular history should be..”
A book discussion on “The Devil in the White City” will be held at the Myerstown Community Library on Tuesday evening, May 28th, starting at 7:00 p.m. It is open to the public free of charge. For more information call the Myerstown Community Library at 717-866-2800.