Saturday, October 1, 4 p.m.
To celebrate Banned Books Week and the start of National Book Month, author Dorothee Kocks will read from, discuss and sign her historical novel, The Glass Harmonica.
The novel features a nineteenth century bookseller who sold illicit books, and his wife, who plays Benjamin Franklin's glass harmonica, a controversial instrument that caused "even ladies of more mature age" to experience "pangs of blessed rapture."
Presented in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival.
Dorothee Kocks with a reproduction of a glass harmonica. Instrument courtesy of Alisa Nakashian-Holsberg. Photo by Andrew Edgar Photography.