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Bound for Gold: New Englanders Head for Adventure in 1849

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Historical novelist William Martin’s next book, The Mother Lode, is due out in the fall of 2017. This work continues his lifelong epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. This time, they are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of the Gold Rush and gets them into plenty of trouble, too. The journal follows a group of young men who journey by sea from staid Boston to wild San Francisco, then travel up into the gold country, where they confront greed, racism, and themselves in an epic tale of adventure. Join the author for the final lecture in the Seven Lectures at Seven Gables and learn about his research and writing process. A book signing will follow the lecture.

William Martin is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, a PBS documentary, book reviews, magazine articles, and a cult-classic horror movie, too. His first Peter Fallon novel, Back Bay, established him as “a master storyteller.” He has been following the lives of the great and anonymous in American history ever since and has taken readers from the Pilgrims to 9/​11. He was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to an author “whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region.” In 2015, the USS CONSTITUTION Museum gave him the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for “patriotic pride, artful scholarship, and an eclectic interest in the sea and things maritime.” He lives near Boston with his wife and has three grown children.

Members: Free

Non-Members: $7.00

To reserve your spot for this lecture please CLICK HERE.  For more information please email groups@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.


November 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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