Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 8:00 PM
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom
In this riveting medical thriller from Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright, an unlikely but appealing hero races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees.
Wright will join our partner, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, for a Zoom Live event to discuss his bestselling novel, “The End of October,” on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 8 PM (EST).
This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium.
Tickets options are as follows:
-Admit one for $11 (does not include a copy of the book); or
-Admit one for $35 (includes a copy of “The End of October.” Price covers shipping.)
All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.
About the Book
At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When Henry Parsons--microbiologist, epidemiologist--travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi prince and doctor in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city... Russian émigré, a woman who has risen to deputy director of U.S. Homeland Security, scrambles to mount a response to what may be an act of biowarfare. Already-fraying global relations begin to snap, one by one, in the face of a pandemic. Henry's wife, Jill, and their children face diminishing odds of survival in Atlanta. The disease slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions--scientific, religious, governmental--and decimating the population. As packed with suspense as it is with the fascinating history of viral diseases, Lawrence Wright has given us a full-tilt, electrifying, one-of-a-kind thriller.
About the Author
Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a playwright, a screenwriter, and the author of ten books of nonfiction, including “The Looming Tower,” “Going Clear,” and “God Save Texas,” and one previous novel, “God's Favorite.” His books have received many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for “The Looming Tower.” He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.