"Out of the Flames," written in 2002 by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone, will be reviewed at the Friends' book review program on Friday. The luncheon starts at noon with the program beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Lowry Theatre on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing of the JV Brown Library.
Those interested may attend the talk without lunch.
The book is subtitled "The Remarkable Story of a Fearless Scholar, a Fatal Heresy and One of the Rarest Books in the World." It is about the notorious execution of the Spanish scholar Michael Servetus in 1553. Servetus also was a physician and is credited with being one of the first to discover how the pulmonary system works.
Reviewer will be Fred A. Holland, attorney, member of Murphy, Butterfield and Holland law practice.
Holland was born and raised in Wilmington, Del. He graduated from University of Delaware and the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Virginia.
Through his participation in the Unitarian Universalist Association he discovered the story of Michael Servetus. Dr. Servetus is considered to have inspired the founders of the Unitarian Church.
Book review luncheons are open to the public and are free of charge unless you choose to order the light lunch that is available.
The lunches cost $5 and can be reserved by calling the library information desk at 326-0536 no later than 3 p.m. the Wednesday before the luncheon. Bag lunches or take-outs also are welcome. Parking is available in the metered lot next to the Welch Family Wing.