BOOKENDS CAFE: THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT, by Graham Moore
Thursday September 14, 2017
Book Discussion Leaders: Librarians Cheryl Kallberg and Anne May
You're invited to listen, enjoy, and participate if you wish - reading the book selection first is optional. Book selections are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to each Book Discussion. Coffee and cookies will be served.
A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and author of The Sherlockian. Named one of the Best Books of the Year by THE WASHINGTON POST and THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER and soon to be a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne.
New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? In his pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is who they seem.
Location: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
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