Historical Fiction Book Group (in-person)

Date(s) - May 2, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street

Get immersed in the world of a historical time and place, and then engage with a scholar to learn the “real” story. At meetings of the Historical Fiction Book Group, scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional context of selected books.

This session features Lauren Groff’s “Matrix.” The novel follows seventeen-year-old Marie de France, exiled to England, where she is to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey. Finding comfort in her sisters and their common life, Marie pursues her convictions arising from her own divine visions and leads her sisters, but courts danger through her independence.

The program will be facilitated by Sucharita Ray, lecturer in art and archaeology and history, Princeton University.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. 

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Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



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