William Martin

William Martin, a master of epic historical fiction, will be at An Unlikely Story to introduce his newest novel, BOUND FOR GOLD.Perfect for fans of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Lonesome Dove, the story brims with romance, drama, and all the gritty details of history, vividly bringing to life both fictional characters and historical figures. Grab a beer or glass of wine in our event space, and listen to a talented author who is also a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker. It's an evening not to be missed!


Rare-book dealer Peter Fallon returns in a thrilling historical novel about the California Gold Rush, by New York Times bestselling author William Martin

Known for sweeping historical narratives with vivid world-building and an intricate level of detail, New York Times bestselling author William Martin is a master of his craft. Bound for Gold continues his epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington.

In the mid-1800s, James Spencer of the Sagamore Mining Company kept a journal of his journey from Boston to the Mother Lode. During his search for a “lost river of gold,” he confronted vengeance, greed, and racism in himself and others, and built one of California’s first mercantile empires. When Fallon's son asks his father for help reconstructing this journal, which has been stolen from the California Historical Society, Peter and Evangeline head for modern-day San Francisco. They quickly discover that there's something much bigger and more dangerous going on, and Peter's son is in the middle of it. Turns out, that lost river of gold may be more than a myth.

Past and present intertwine as two stories of the eternal struggle for power and wealth become one.

William Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels. He tells the American story, from the Pilgrims to 9/11, in novels including Back Bay, City of Dreams, The Lost Constitution, and The Lincoln Letter. He has also written an award-winning PBS documentary on the life of George Washington, and a cult-classic horror film, and was the 2005 recipient of the New England Book Award. Martin has three grown children and lives near Boston with his wife.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
Bound for Gold: A Peter Fallon Novel of the California Gold Rush (Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington #6) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765384218
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Forge Books - July 3rd, 2018

Back Bay Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455525492
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2013

City of Dreams (Peter Fallon Adventure #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501295928
Availability: Special Order - Subject to availability
Published: Brilliance Audio - August 25th, 2015

The Lost Constitution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501295935
Availability: Special Order - Subject to availability
Published: Brilliance Audio - August 25th, 2015

The Lincoln Letter: A Peter Fallon Novel (Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765361639
Availability: Special Order - Subject to availability
Published: Forge Books - July 2nd, 2013

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