Join the Broadway Book Club as they explore Francis Spufford's GOLDEN HILL: A NOVEL OF OLD NEW YORK . If you are interested, simply read the book on your own time and come ready to discuss!
“New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One evening in November, a handsome young stranger just arrived by ship knocks at a counting-house door on Golden Hill Street: this is Mr. Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion simmering. For in his pocket, he has an order for a thousand pounds, a huge sum, and he won't explain why, or where he comes from, or what he is planning to do in the colonies that requires so much money. Should the New York merchants trust him? Should they risk their credit and refuse to pay? Should they befriend him, seduce him, arrest him; maybe even kill him?
Hailed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, GOLDEN HILL, the marvelous first novel from acclaimed nonfiction writer Francis Spufford, paints an irresistible picture of a New York provokingly different from its later metropolitan self but already entirely a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love--and find a world of trouble. " - from the publisher