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Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead

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354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
609-921-6748

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December 2019

Historical Fiction Book Group: “Their Finest Hour and a Half” by Lissa Evans

Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The Historical Fiction Book Group features scholar-led book discussions about the fictional elements and nonfictional historic and regional context of selected books. At this session, Frank Wetta, a lecturer at Kean University, leads a discussion of "Their Finest Hour and a Half" by Lissa Evans, a story of Britain's Ministry of Information producing a propaganda film based on the evacuation of Allied troops at Dunkirk. Registration is requested but not required at the Historical Society of Princeton website.   Presented…

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February 2020

Historical Fiction Book Group: “The Fortunes” by Peter Ho Davies

February 12, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The Historical Fiction Book Group features scholar-led book discussions about the fictional elements and nonfictional historic and regional context of selected books. In this session, Princeton University Associate Professor of History Beth Lew-Williams discusses "The Fortunes" by Peter Ho Davies. The book explores a century of American history through the lives of four Chinese Americans: a 19th-century laundry worker, a Chinese film star, a friend of someone killed in a hate crime and a half-Chinese man looking to adopt a Chinese…

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