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Slavery tale stirs big interest in Saratoga Reads

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Saratoga Reads expects a lot from a book. “Of course it has to be very well written,” said chairwoman Tabitha Orthwein, “but there are fantastic reads we wouldn’t choose. Our books have to act as a springboard into a larger conversation.” The choice for 2013, Solomon Northup’s memoir “Twelve Years a Slave” she said, is a perfect example of such a springboard book. The literary population must have agreed because nearly 100 locals gathered in ...

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