Our own board member, Fireflywishes (April) is stoked to be hosting a book club for The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Unlike our other book clubs, this book will not be available for free since the author is not the one running this, however, I think you will find this book worth purchasing and you will have fun following along in this book club!

Since this book is longer than others we have done, we will be splitting it into 8 weeks, which should give you plenty of reading and responding time.

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So how will this work? It's pretty simple really, these will be the dates we will be following ....

October 3, 2010 - First set of pages announced to read by Sunday, October 10, 2010.

October 10, 2010 - First set of questions posted for us to answer and the next set of pages announced to read by Sunday, October 17, 2010.

October 17, 2010 - Second set of questions posted for us to answer and the next set of pages announced to read by Sunday, October 24, 2010.

October 24, 2010 - Third set of questions posted for us to answer and the next set of pages announced to read by Sunday, October 31, 2010.

October 31, 2010 - Fourth set of questions posted for us to answer and the next set of pages announced to read by Sunday, November 7, 2010.

November 7, 2010 - Fifth set of questions posted for us to answer and the next set of pages announced to read by Sunday, November 14, 2010.

November 14, 2010 - Sixth set of questions posted for us to answer and the next set of pages announced to read by Sunday, November 21, 2010.

November 21, 2010 - Seventh set of questions posted for us to answer and the next set of pages announced to read by Sunday, November 28, 2010.

November 28, 2010 - Last set of questions posted for us to answer and we will have a wrap up of the book club.



Where is the book Available?

This book is universally available for $9.99, so you may as well pick it up right at Barnes & Noble. Just click the image below to be taken right to the page.



Ebook Description
In this riveting debut of breathtaking scope, a young girl discovers her father's darkest secret and embarks on a harrowing journey across Europe to complete the quest he never could -- to find history's most legendary fiend -- Dracula.

When a motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and a package of letters, all addressed ominously to "My dear and unfortunate successor..." she begins to unravel a thread that leads back to her father's past, his mentor's career, and an evil hidden in the depths of history.

In those few quiet moments, she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright -- a hunt that nearly brought her father to ruin and may have claimed the life of his adviser and dear friend, history professor Bartholomew Rossi. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the historical Dracula, have to do with the 20th century? Is it possible that Dracula has lived on in the modern world? And why have a select few historians risked reputation, sanity, and even their lives to learn the answer?

So begins an epic journey to unlock the secrets of the strange medieval book, an adventure that will carry our heroine across Europe and into the past -- not only to the times of Vlad's heinous reign, but to the days when her mother was alive and her father was still a vibrant young scholar. In the end, she uncovers the startling fate of Rossi, and comes face to face with the definition of evil -- to find, ultimately, that good may not always triumph.


Happy Reading!
Rachel