Tombs and Tomes

Tombs and Tomes

A book club for the curious and quirky

 

Imagine telling a friend that you’re going to your monthly book club meeting.  Perhaps your friend visualizes a cozy living room with a group of women, wine glasses in hand, calmly discussing the merits of the latest Oprah selection or memoir.  Now picture telling your friend that your book club is in a cemetery. 

 

We can’t imagine anything more fun, so we’re proud to debut a cemetery book club with a taste for the macabre.  We won’t pretend that there’s a rhyme or reason to our book selections, but we can promise that they’ll be interesting, thought-provoking, and extremely eclectic.  And did we mention that there will be wine?  Because you simply can’t have a book club without wine. 

It’s free to join, free to attend. If you're a new member interested in attending, please email lmaloy@congressionalcemetery.org for more information. Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm.   

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

MAY PICK: The Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi

 

 

In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence.  The Monster Of Florence tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

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