October Booked For Lunch Selection

Monday, October 24th at noon: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

Book cover and the booked for lunch logo of stacked books.
This October we will be discussing The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian's life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream - he's determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. When he discovers that his great-great-grandfather's beat-up old fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach. Together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition - the Olympics of classical music - the violin is stolen, a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. With the descendants of the man who once enslaved Ray's great-great-grandfather asserting that the instrument is rightfully theirs, and with his family staking their own claim, Ray doesn't know who he can trust or whether he will ever see his beloved violin again.

The Violin Conspiracy is Brendan Slocumb's first novel. He has been a music educator for the past 23 years in public and private schools teaching general music, orchestra and guitar ensembles.

Categorized as a mystery, The Violin Conspiracy is that and so much more. Join Robin Brz., in person or online via Zoom, on Monday, October 24 at noon. Regular and large print copies are available at the adult circulation desk. Digital editions are available for download using Libby or Overdrive. Registration is encouraged using our calendar at https://athol.librarycalendar.com/event/booked-lunch-3 or by email at RBrzozowski@cwmars.org.