Though Friday programs are a rare occurrence at the Library Society, the launch of Mitch Albom’s newest book is more than enough reason to open up the day to an event.
On November 17, from 6:00PM-7:00PM, CLS and Buxton Books presents the Tuesdays with Morrie author who will spend an evening discussing the themes that drive his latest novel.
Secure your seat for this exclusive pub-week audience with the international bestselling author
Tickets: $40 – Members // $45 – General Admission
Tickets include 1 signed copy of The Little Liar
*If you are unable to attend, please pre-order your copy before they sell out here!
ABOUT THE BOOK
New York Times bestselling writer Mitch Albom is a magical storyteller who imbues hope into universal tales of our human imperfections and eternal search for meaning. His books transcend borders and cultural boundaries, selling more than 40 million copies worldwide in forty-eight languages. His classic Tuesdays with Morrie is the bestselling memoir of all time which topped the list for four straight years and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022. “Think of Mitch Albom as the Babe Ruth of popular literature,” Time magazine has said, “hitting the ball out of the park every time he’s at bat.”
In his powerful new novel, The Little Liar, due out November 14, Albom turns for the first time to one of the darkest chapters in human history—the Holocaust. A fable-like adventure that travels from Greece under Nazi occupation to America after the war, it intertwines the lives of three children who were victims of the war’s deceptions as they confront both revenge and devotion, and ultimately seek the grace of redemption. Narrated by the voice of Truth itself, this singular and timeless story finds the power of love amidst the darkest of realities.
Young Nico Krispis, who has never told a lie, is tricked by a German officer who promises him that Nico’s family will be saved if he can do one small task: convince the Jewish residents of his town to board the trains that will transport them to “safety.” Day after day, the eleven-year-old unknowingly plays his part in the evacuation —until the final day when he is betrayed, and his own family is loaded into the boxcar headed to Auschwitz. Nico, forced to stay behind, loses the ability to speak the truth ever again. After the war, his brother Sebastian and their schoolmate Fannie, who have miraculously survived the concentration camps and death marches, begin their search for Nico, who has become a pathological liar. All three continue to be shadowed by the Nazi officer who forever altered their lives. As the decades pass, the consequences of what each of them said and did unfold, and we learn the price we pay for the lies we tell and the secrets we hide, the ending of “The Little Liar” is as stunning and thought-provoking as anything Albom has ever written.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mitch Albom, a “writer with soul” (Los Angeles Times), is an author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist. Four of his books, including Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day, and Have a Little Faith, have been made into highly acclaimed television movies for ABC. Albom has founded nine charities in and around Detroit, including the first ever 24-hour medical clinic for homeless children in America, and also operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, which he visits every month without exception. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Detroit.
The Little Liar extends Albom’s estimable storytelling gifts as it underscores the themes of humanity and grace that have defined his work. I hope you will plan prominent review and feature coverage, and I look forward to talking with you about the possibilities.