In Thunderstruck, the September Book Club selection, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men – Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication – whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.
With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate.
Register at the library, check out a book, finish the book by the meeting date, and join this group on Monday, September 22, at 1 PM for a lively discussion. Stop at the library to sign up, or call 319-342-3025. These materials were made available through Pushing the Limits, a discussion program funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.