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Gilded Age: Then and Now

We are again creating a book discussion series that will travel the state through the Vermont Humanities Council.  It starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the spectacular age.  Portrayals of inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and lawyers include Henry James, Stanford White, Clarence Darrow, George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, D.W. Griffiths and detective William Burns. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that  time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own.  The series will be led by scholar Suzanne Brown and begins Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30 pm with The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown. Copies available now.