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BOOK LOVERS BOOK CLUB: “SYMPHONY OF SECRETS” BY BRENDAN SLOCUMB

June 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Book Clubs

This month’s Book Lovers Book Club selection – which also ties into our 2023 Conversations with Authors Series interview with Brendan Slocumb – is Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb. Book Lovers Book Club attendees are encouraged at this meeting to share one suggested question for Donna’s interview with the author this month! If you wish to RSVP for the Conversations with Authors event featuring Brendan Slocumb and Symphony of Secrets, please do so at this link:  Conversations with Authors Zoom event featuring Brendan Slocumb

Amazon Summary for Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb:  “Bern Hendricks has just received the call of a lifetime. As one of the world’s preeminent experts on the famed twentieth-century composer Frederick Delaney, Bern knows everything there is to know about the man behind the music. When Mallory Roberts, a board member of the distinguished Delaney Foundation and direct descendant of the man himself, asks for Bern’s help authenticating a newly discovered piece, which may be his famous lost opera, RED, he jumps at the chance. With the help of his tech-savvy acquaintance Eboni, Bern soon discovers that the truth is far more complicated than history would have them believe. In 1920s Manhattan, Josephine Reed is living on the streets and frequenting jazz clubs when she meets the struggling musician Fred Delaney. But where young Delaney struggles, Josephine soars. She’s a natural prodigy who hears beautiful music in the sounds of the world around her. With Josephine as his silent partner, Delaney’s career takes off—but who is the real genius here? In the present day, Bern and Eboni begin to uncover more clues that indicate Delaney may have had help in composing his most successful work. Armed with more questions than answers and caught in the crosshairs of a powerful organization who will stop at nothing to keep their secret hidden, Bern and Eboni will move heaven and earth in their dogged quest to right history’s wrongs.”

The titles chosen by Adult Services Librarian and host, Donna Braasch, for the Book Lovers Book Club represent an array of genres, new and longtime authors, and a variety of viewpoints all in the spirit of encouraging lively discussion! These monthly selections, including this month’s book, are available for checkout with a SJCPLS library card in a variety of formats, both physical (via SJCPLS’s catalog) and downloadable (via Overdrive). All adults are invited to join the Book Lovers Book Club!  No RSVPs are required. Please call us at our Library at (904) 827-6950 with any questions you may have.

After each meeting, several Book Club attendees (“The Lunch Bunch”) go out to lunch together at a nearby restaurant to enjoy further discussion and opportunities to build friendships. All Book Club attendees are invited and very welcome to participate in these gatherings anytime it works for you!

Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring our library’s Book Lovers Book Club.

Details

Date:
June 9, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Location

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
101 Library Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 United States
Phone
(904) 827-6950
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Organizer

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Phone
(904)827-6950
Email
libpv@sjcfl.us
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