Norwich Bookstore event to feature MALS Professors Saul Lelchuk and Tom Zoellner ~ April 29, 2021 - 7:00pm   

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00pm 

ONLINE with The Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT 


One Got Away 

"In One Got Away... readers are reunited with the indomitable Nikki Griffin in a fast-paced and frenzied thriller that will keep them guessing right up until the end... Nikki Griffin is one spectacular heroine... and Lelchuk's “One Got Away” is one seriously entertaining read." —USA Today 

“There will be kidnappings, blackmail and twists…Lelchuk delights in showing just how shady everyone turns out to be.”  —New York Times Book Review

Rollicking...This breakneck-paced unapologetically bloody fun.” —Publishers Weekly

“The nearly fearless and deeply empathetic Nikki is ridiculously easy to root for, and the pace is fast and furious all the way to a deeply satisfying finale. A smashing sequel. More please.” —Kirkus Reviews 

“Lelchuk’s writing is more nuanced and atmospheric than that found in hard-boiled mysteries of old... A fine choice for mystery collections.” —Booklist

Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire

“A pounding narrative of events that led to the end of slavery in the British colonies…Zoellner’s vigorous, fast-paced account brings to life a varied gallery of participants…The revolt failed to improve conditions for the enslaved in Jamaica, but it crucially wounded the institution of slavery itself.” Wall Street Journal

“Zoellner makes deft use of primary sources, and illustrates how the atmosphere of energetic political reform and events like Sharpe’s rebellion converged to end slavery in the ‘agricultural prison camp’ of Jamaica, and in the British Empire at large.”―New Yorker

“An engaging history of the horrific system of slavery practiced in Jamaica and the slave revolt that finally killed it…Resurrecting this important historical episode, Zoellner moves nimbly through the research, giving an exciting account of the events as well as the significant consequences when the news reached England weeks later.”―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)