‘Henry and Clara’ by Thomas Mallon

May Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Henry and Clara coverMay’s Chevy Chase Library Book Club selection is Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon. 

Mallon’s historical novel chronicles the tragic real life story of Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris, the couple that was in the box with the Lincolns that fateful night in Ford’s Theater. It’s a gripping read, as well as a fascinatingly detailed look at Victorian era D.C.

The club will meet on May 6 at 7 pm.  Copies of the book are available near the reference desk at the branch.