African American Read-In: Mon. 2/21 4-5PM

22nd Annual
African American READ-IN

Come to Drexel Library and read a selection from your favorite African American author, poet, playwright, musician, essayist or historian.

Monday, February 21st
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Drexel Library

(refreshments will be served)

The event is co-sponsored by the English Department, Office of Institutional Diversity,
Office of Multicultural Life and Drexel Library.

Wolf Hall – It’s What We’re Reading

February 2011

A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

Wolf Hall

Are you a fan of the television show “The Tudors” on Showtime? Are you looking for an excellent historical novel to sink your teeth into? Consider picking up Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. Though somewhat challenging, this captivating novel is absolutely worth sticking with. Set in Tudor England during the time between King Henry VIII divorce from Katherine of Aragon and the martyrdom of Thomas More (circa the 1530s), this novel tells a sweeping historical tale of the life and political dealings of Thomas Cromwell, who worked his way from poverty up to a position as Henry VIII’s secretary and right-hand-man. Mantel’s unique writing style has a way of making you feel as though you are experiencing these historical events and the society surrounding them firsthand.  As I read, I felt as though I were a fly on the wall in the court of Henry VIII. So, in the cold and snowy days ahead, snuggle up with Wolf Hall and be transported into another world.

You can locate this book on the 2nd floor of the library.