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Date:
January 20, 2020
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Georgetown Township Public Library
Address:
1525 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
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Adult Book Discussion Group: The Last Days of Night

Monday, January 20, 2020

Join us for our first meeting of this new book discussion! January's book is "The Last Days of Night" by Graham Moore. Books can be picked up at the circulation desk ahead of time. "New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society—the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal—private spies, newspaper...