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Rendezvous Readers' Book Chat 9:30-10:30 am
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM
Abiitan's Porter Cafe
428 2nd St. S.
is not Required
Join us to discuss Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell. An American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story the author began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A president loathed by half the populace. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands. That was America in 1881. Epitaph tells Earp’s real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal 30 seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for 49 years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved.
If you’d like to read ahead, April's book is Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard. Have a book suggestion for the Book Chat? Email Barbara Goldner.