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, “ 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.