The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Join us for a presentation by author Andrew Lawler on his new book, The Secret Token.
In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English colony in the New World–and then vanished. In The Secret Token, journalist Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to solve an enigma that has obsessed generations of historians, archaeologists, and amateur sleuths. The Washington Post calls it “crazy fun” as well as “surprisingly fresh and powerful,” while the Wall Street Journal deems it “the most authoritative account of the Lost Colony to date.” The Economist says that “Mr. Lawler is an intrepid guide to this treacherous territory,” adding that “his willingness to chase down every lead, no matter how outlandish, and his enthusiasm for the journey as much as the destination, make The Secret Token a lively and engaging read.”
Browseabout Books will have copies of the books for sale before and after, which Mr. Lawler has agreed to sign.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stopping by the Circulation Desk. Walk ins are welcome.
This event is co-hosted by The History Book Festival, Browseabout Books, and the Lewes Public Library.
- Saturday, June 15, 2019
- 1:00pm - 2:30pm
- Large Meeting Room East, Large Meeting Room West
- Lewes Public Library