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Book Launch – Timothy Schaffert – The Titanic Survivors Book Club with Pat Leach, former director of Lincoln City Libraries.

April 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

With the launch of THE TITANIC SURVIVORS BOOK CLUB, a novel about novels, author Timothy Schaffert discusses seeking out the books that were on board the Titanic, and other bookish obsessions, with Pat Leach, host of the radio show and podcast “All About Books.” Bring along your own book mania for some literary therapy.

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In THE TITANIC SURVIVORS BOOK CLUB, the library steward for the Titanic misses the ship’s launch; this twist of fate and luck leads him to follow his dream of owning a bookshop in Paris. Eventually, he’s invited to a secret society of people who’d had tickets to the Titanic but didn’t board. And from this society emerges the book club of the title, and discussion of the library that sunk to the ocean floor.


As the author of six previous novels (most recently 2021’s The Perfume Thief, which the Los Angeles Times named one of their “10 best books for summer beach reading” and Oprah Daily called “a pulse-pounding thriller and a sensuous experience you’ll want to savor”) and founder of the Omaha Lit Fest, Timothy Schaffert is leaning full tilt into his imaginative prowess. The beloved Nebraskan novelist returns to the cobblestone streets of Paris in his latest offering, THE TITANIC SURVIVORS BOOK CLUB, a queer historical novel operating as an ode to books and the transformative power of literature to spark collective remembrance and reconciliation with a secret book society foregrounding it all.  He is the Adele Hall Chair of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and coeditor of Zero Street, a literary fiction series of the University of Nebraska Press.


April 6
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm