November 13, 2018
The SAM Book Club meets on a monthly basis and is facilitated by Registrar & Programming Coordinator, Loissa Harrison-Parks. As meetings (5 pm-6:15 pm) are free to attend, we invite everyone to come and enjoy art-related conversation and complimentary wine and cheese in SAM’s Charles Platt Italianate Gardens, or Garden-View Room depending on season. The book of the month for November is Devil’s Brood by Sharon Kay Penman.
“A.D. 1172. Henry II’s three eldest sons conspire against him and align themselves with his greatest enemy, King Louis of France, but it’s Eleanor of Aquitaine’s involvement in the plot to overthrow her husband that proves to be the harshest betrayal. As a royal family collapses and a marriage ends in all but name, the clash between these two strong-willed and passionate souls will have far-reaching and devastating consequences throughout Christendom.”
Devil’s Brood, a breathtaking and sweeping epic of a family at its breaking point, shows how two monumental figures once bound by all-consuming love became the bitterest of adversaries.