Author Andrew Lawler "The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke" at Sturgis Library July 24 at 3:30 PM

Andrew Lawler "The Secret Token" Sturgis Library Titcomb's Bookshop July 24 at 3:30 pm

We are excited to present author Andrew Lawler at the Sturgis Library to talk about his fascinating new book, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, on Wednesday, July 24 from 3:30 - 4:40 PM.  

Andrew Lawler is author of two books and more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles. A contributing writer for Science and contributing editor for Archaeology, he has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and others. His work has appeared several times in The Best of Science and Nature Writing.

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.”


Event date: 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Event address: 

Sturgis Library
3090 Main Street (Rt.6A)
Barnstable, MA 02630
The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101974605
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Published: Anchor - June 4th, 2019