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Deborah Harkness

Join us Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00pm for a reading and book signing with Deborah Harkness, author of Time's Convert

This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke English Department, the Mount Holyoke College Weissman Center for Leadership, and the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association. Doors open at 6:30.

About the Book

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches—now a hit TV series airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder—comes a novel about what it takes to become a vampire. Now out in paperback!

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.

Fast-forward to contemporary Paris, where Phoebe Taylor--the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for--is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable than they were in the eighteenth century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--forever.

A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution, Time's Convert channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries.

About the Author

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She has received Fullbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships, and her most recent scholarly work is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. She also writes an award-winning wine blog.


Registration for this free event is required. Please click here to register.

Get Your Copy

Books will be available to purchase at the event, but if you would like to reserve a copy ahead of time (recommended) you may do so below. If you are not able to attend this event, but would like to order a signed copy, please select the *signed* book option. Signed books will be shipped out on Wednesday, June 26. 

This event will be held across the street from Odyssey Bookshop at the Hooker Auditorium (located in Clapp Laboratory) on the Mount Holyoke College campus. To view the campus map click here:  


Event date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Hooker Auditorium
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Time's Convert: A Novel (All Souls Series #4) By Deborah Harkness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399564536
Availability: Not in Stock
Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019

Time's Convert: A Novel (All Souls Series #4) By Deborah Harkness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399564512
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Published: Viking - September 18th, 2018

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