Sunday, January 12, 2014

LIVERMORE READS TOGETHER: The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King

Laurie King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice is the Livermore Reads Together selection for 2014. Livermore Reads Together is an annual community-wide reading program sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.  

Sunday, January 26, 2-3 p.m. Civic Center Library Storytime Room:
Laurie R. King, author of The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Laurie R. King is a third generation Northern Californian. Her background is as mixed as any writer's, from theology to managing a coffee store to raising children, vegetables, and the occasional building. Chosen as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century, The Beekeeper's Apprentice presents Mary Russell, a fifteen-year-old American orphan, who meets Sherlock Holmes in 1915 in Sussex Downs. Holmes, who spends his quiet days studying beekeeping and dabbling in detective work, takes the spirited Russell on as an apprentice. In her, Holmes finds his perfect partner in detection.

Sunday, February 23, 2-3 p.m. Civic Center Library Storytime Room:
Leslie S. Klinger, Sherlockian expert

Leslie S. Klinger will explore the life and times of Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective. Learn how Holmes continues to inspire and fascinate more than 125 years after he first appeared in Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. Mr. Klinger is one of the world’s foremost Sherlockian authorities. He is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and served as technical advisor on the 2009 and 2011 Sherlock Holmes films. Klinger has published numerous articles and co-edited works on the Great Detective including A Study in Sherlock with Laurie R. King.


1 comment:

KK Brees said...

Wish I lived close, but I left the Bay Area 20 years ago. You're going to love The Beekeeper's Apprentice. It's my second favorite Laurie R. King novel. The Moor is my favorite.
Have a great time!