Saturday Book Club

Saturday, February 18, 2023 — 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb.

February 18, 2023

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Saturday, February 18
10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

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    Join us for a discussion of The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb.

    Contact the library to reserve a copy of this title. The book is also available on Libby as an eBook and eAudiobook.

    This program will be in-person, in the library. If you’d prefer to attend virtually, through Zoom, a link will be provided once you register.


    About the Book

    Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician. Not his mother, who thinks he should get a real job, not the fact that he can’t afford a high-caliber violin, not the racism inherent in the classical music world. And when he makes the startling discovery that his great-grandfather’s fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, his star begins to rise.

    Then with the international Tchaikovsky Competition-the Olympics of classical music-fast approaching, his prized family heirloom is stolen. Ray is determined to get it back. But now his family and the descendants of the man who once enslaved Ray’s great-grandfather are each claiming that the violin belongs to them. With the odds stacked against him and the pressure mounting, will Ray ever see his beloved violin again?



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