January 10, 2022

Next Pageturners Discussion January 26


All are welcome to attend

Pageturners Book Club will kick off its winter 2022 schedule with a discussion of “The Magician’s Lie” by Greer Macallister from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, in Liberal Arts 200.

Pageturners is the book club of Schoolcraft College. It is open to all students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members. Discussion sessions are facilitated by Schoolcraft students.

About “The Magician’s Lie”

The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden’s husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear.

book cover of woman in a red dress
“The Magician’s Lie” by Greer Macallister

But when Virgil happens upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a very different story to tell. Even handcuffed and alone, Arden is far from powerless – and what she reveals is as unbelievable as it is spellbinding. Over the course of one eerie night, Virgil must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free . . . and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.

English Professor Denise Schell and Reference Librarian Wayne Pricer are co-coordinators of Pageturners Book Club. For more information, please contact either Professor Schell by email at [email protected] or by phone at 734.462.7189 or Mr. Pricer by email at [email protected] or by phone at 734-462-5317.

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