CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Feb
23
7:30 pm19:30

CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

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Christina Baker Kline is the No. 1 New York Times author of the novel, Orphan Train, which spent two years on the Times’ best-seller list. She visits Thurber House with her follow-up novel, A Piece of the World. Inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting, Christina’s World, Kline’s newest work is a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion and art.

As she did in Orphan Train, Kline weaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. She explores the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait. Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy. Kline lives outside of New York City and on the coast of Maine.

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Tickets are $25, or $20 for students and seniors. All tickets are $25 at the door. Series subscriptions are available.

JAMES GRIPPANDO: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Mar
15
7:30 pm19:30

JAMES GRIPPANDO: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

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James Grippando, the New York Times best-selling author of Cane and Abe and Black Horizon, makes his first visit to Thurber House with his latest novel, Most Dangerous Place. In his 25th novel, a cold case becomes a white-hot spectacle as a woman stands trial for the death of the man who sexually assaulted her a decade earlier. Is she a heartless killer, a lethal avenger, both, or neither?

Grippando’s protagonist, Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck, finds himself defending the wife of a high school friend who is accused of conspiring to kill her alleged college rapist. When questions of her trustworthiness come into play, Swyteck must determine if his client is telling him the entire truth, and if not, what deceptions lie beneath her beautiful facade. Based on real-life events, Most Dangerous Place is a riveting tale that is as unpredictable as it is thought-provoking.

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Tickets are $25, or $20 for students and seniors. All tickets are $25 at the door. Series subscriptions are available.

Interested in having dinner with James Grippando? Call (614) 464-1032 x.11 for tickets to The Author's Table dinner. You will share a great meal with the author, talk about his work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at the event. The price for dinner is $45 and includes entry into the event.

SOLD OUT! VIET THANH NGUYEN: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Mar
23
7:30 pm19:30

SOLD OUT! VIET THANH NGUYEN: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

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This event is SOLD OUT. There is no waitlist for this event.

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel, The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen makes his first visit to Thurber House. The visit is a joint program in conjunction with Denison University.

The Sympathizer, a New York Times bestseller, is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a "man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon. While building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles, he is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.

This event is SOLD OUT. There is no waitlist for this event.

NICHOLAS REYNOLDS: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Apr
5
7:30 pm19:30

NICHOLAS REYNOLDS: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

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A former CIA officer and curator of the CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds unveils the untold story of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway’s secret life as a spy for both the Americans and the Soviets before and during World War II in his book, Writer, Soldier, Sailor, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935-1961.

While curator of the CIA Museum, Reynolds discovered tantalizing clues that suggested Ernest Hemingway’s involvement in the Second World War was much more complex and dangerous than has been previously understood. Reynolds brings to light this riveting secret side of Hemingway’s life - when he worked closely with both the American OSS, a precursor to the CIA, and the Soviet NKVD, the USSR’s forerunner to the KGB, to defeat Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Fast-paced and exciting as the best espionage thrillers, Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy illuminates a hidden side of a revered artist and is a thrilling addition to the annals of World War II.

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Tickets are $25, or $20 for students and seniors. All tickets are $25 at the door. Series subscriptions are available.

The Author's Table Dinner with Nicholas Reynolds is sold out.

DAVID GRANN: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Apr
26
7:30 pm19:30

DAVID GRANN: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

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New Yorker staff writer David Grann, the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, visits Thurber House to discuss a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. In Killers of the Flower Moon, Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals.

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Tickets are $25, or $20 for students and seniors. All tickets are $25 at the door. Series subscriptions are available.

Interested in having dinner with David Grann? Call (614) 464-1032 x.11 for tickets to The Author's Table dinner. You will share a great meal with the author, talk about his work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at the event. The price for dinner is $45 and includes entry into the event.

ANNABELLE GURWITCH: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
May
5
7:30 pm19:30

ANNABELLE GURWITCH: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

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A 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor finalist, actor, humorist and New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch will discuss her hysterically funny and slyly insightful collection of essays in her new book, Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To.

Annabelle grew up amid epically dysfunctional relatives that included bootleggers, gamblers and philanderers. She prayed that it was all a terrible mistake. The Gurwitches were always a bit vague on the standard ideal of a loving and supportive family. Their definition included people you can count on to borrow money from, hold a grudge against, or blackmail. Then, Annabelle discovered the apple didn’t fall far from the tree as she repeated those mistakes, but in a new zip code. With her wry wit and hard-learned wisdom, Annabelle explores the inescapable, yet rewarding, realities of life with her relatives and her southern Jewish roots, as well as her flirtation with such surrogate families as theater folk, pet people, the sisterhood, and the ladies who brunch at Tel Aviv Gardens Retirement Home in Miami.

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Tickets are $25, or $20 for students and seniors. All tickets are $25 at the door. Series subscriptions are available.

Interested in having dinner with Annabelle Gurwitch? Call (614) 464-1032 x.11 for tickets to The Author's Table dinner. You will share a great meal with the author, talk about her work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at the event. The price for dinner is $45 and includes entry into the event.