Newport Book Club: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life.
This is a live program that will be conducted both in-person and via Zoom, a free online video conferencing platform. Registration is required. Limit of 10 attendees in-person. Please note in the Special Needs section of the registration form if you prefer in-person or Zoom attendance. For those attending via Zoom on the day of the program, we will email you with a link to join the live program. You are not required to have a Zoom account. However, if you would like to create a free account, you may do so at https://zoom.us/signup. Questions may be directed to Valerie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone, ages 6 or older, who attends library programs are required to wear masks.
Please note any accommodation requests in the Special Needs section of the registration form.
Meeting Room: Newport - Presidents Room Lower Level
Age Range: adult