The Pioneer Bookshop Book Club will meet on Thursday, November 7, at 7pm at the Pioneer Bookshop. The Seance is
John Harwood’s brilliant second novel, a gripping gothic thriller set
in late-Victorian England. It is a world of apparitions, of
disappearances and unnatural phenomena, of betrayal and blackmail and
black-hearted villains—and murder. For Constance’s bequest comes in two
parts: a house and a mystery. Years before, a family disappeared at
Wraxford Hall, a decaying mansion in the English countryside with a
sinister reputation. Now the Hall belongs to Constance. And she must
descend into the darkness at the heart of the Wraxford Mystery to find
the truth, even at the cost of her life.
Formed in October 2009, the Pioneer Bookshop Book Club is sponsored by Grinnell College's Pioneer Bookshop, located in downtown Grinnell, Iowa. The Pioneer Bookshop is an independent bookstore serving readers of all interests. The Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Pioneer Bookshop. The club is open to the public either in person, or via this blog. We hope that our members will interact with one another between meetings. Please join us!