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Deborah Harkness
Hooker Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
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This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke English Department, the Mount Holyoke College Weissman Center for Leadership, and the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association. Doors open at 6:30.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witchesnow a hit TV series airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shuddercomes a novel about what it takes to become a vampire. Now out in paperback!

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.

Fast-forward to contemporary Paris, where Phoebe Taylor--the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for--is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable than they were in the eighteenth century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--forever.

A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution, Time's Convert channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries.

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She has received Fullbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships, and her most recent scholarly work is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. She also writes an award-winning wine blog.

This event will be held across the street from Odyssey Bookshop at the Hooker Auditorium (located in Clapp Laboratory) on the Mount Holyoke College campus. To view the campus map click here: https://map.mtholyoke.edu.
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Hooker Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College (View)
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
United States


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Arts > Literary

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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