Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Holyoke Public Library Community Room
Robert T. McMaster
reads from and autographs his new book
A novel of the First World War set in Holyoke
Noah’s Raven weaves a story of intrigue set during the tumultuous period of the First World War. With the deadly war in the background, Noah’s Raven explores the impact of patriotic fervor and xenophobia on the home front in Holyoke. Anne Wellington, Jack Bernard, and Jack’s sister Claire, characters developed in the first two books of the Trolley Days series, befriend a scientist excavating fossil dinosaur tracks along the banks of the Connecticut River. Soon dark secrets are revealed, some buried in ancient rock, some hidden deep in the heart of their mysterious new acquaintance.
While entirely fictional, Noah’s Raven captures the atmosphere of 1917 Holyoke with realism and local detail. This free event takes place in the Library Community Room. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Sponsored by the Holyoke History Room:
For more information, contact the Holyoke History Room at (413) 420-8107.
For more about the book and the series, including reading guides for students and teachers, see the author’s website: http://www.trolleydays.net