Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
PO Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528
609-921-8895



The Book Group welcomes new members. Join us on August 26 at 1:15 PM on FreeConferenceCall.com. Click this link for the August book selection.

What do you like to read?    Mystery? Intrigue? History?

The Book Group welcomes new readers. If you want to ‘sample’ a  session, you are welcome to the next meeting using freeconferencecall.com. For FreeConferencecall.com access,  please call the church office or leave a message on the voice mail, 609-921-8895; or email kingstonpresnj@gmail.com.  The August meeting is scheduled for August 26th, at 1:15 PM. In August, the Book Group returns to its regular meeting schedule on the 4th Thursday of every month. From the far reaches of space and time to a single journey across an undeveloped land, join the group and see where the next story takes you!

August Selection

“A model of superior historical fiction . . . an exciting, sometimes astonishing story.”—The Washington Post
  
From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel—based on actual events—about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.

 

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, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it?

In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem.

Summary: Amazon.com