Reading Matters

Love conquers all in historical romance

Do you enjoy historical romance novels?

You’re in luck.

At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Park Road Books, Peter Golden will read from and talk about his latest book, “Wherever There Is Light,” in which, as Kirkus Review says, “...love must conquer bigots, zealots and Nazis.”

So who is Peter Golden?

He’s someone who not only writes novels. He’s an award-winning journalist and historian who has interviewed Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Regan and George H.W. Bush.

In 2000, Golden was co-author of the memoir, “I Rest My Case,” chronicling the life of J. Stanley Shaw, one of the pre-eminent bankruptcy attorneys in the U.S.

This latest work covers three generatons in the intertwined lives of two families – the Roses, who are Jewish, and the Wakefields, who are African American. The novel explores the little-known history of the rescue of German Jews from the Nazis by tradionally African-American colleges.

The reading at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Park Road Shopping Center, is free and open to the public.

Dannye: dpowell@charlotteobserver.com

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