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Virtual: LAWRENCE WRIGHT, The End of October

Date: November 14, 2020Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A riveting medical thriller--from the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author--
Lawrence Wright. 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
.


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. A 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 as 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.

Presented by the JCC Literary Consortium

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Saturday, November 14 | 6 - 7 pm
$10 talk only

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$39.50 includes the book/author talk/USPS delivery



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