Book Talk: Erik Larson "The Splendid and the Vile"

For our closing event on Festival Day 2020, we welcome Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake, to talk about his latest book, The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

Join one of “the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction” (New York Times Review of Books) for an insightful conversation with longtime Montclair resident and bestselling author, Christina Baker-Kline.

The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today’s political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when – in the face of unrelenting horror – Churchill’s eloquence, strategic brilliance, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.

Tickets will include a copy of The Splendid and the Vile, pre-signed by Erik Larson. There will also be an opportunity to have your book personalized by the author after the event. Doors open at 6.15pm. Tickets available bit.ly/2YmbqSG

Erik Larson is the author of five national bestsellers, which have collectively sold more than nine million copies. His books have been published in nearly 20 countries.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, Christina Baker Kline is published in 40 countries.

This event is part of Succeed2gether’s fourth annual Montclair Literary Festival, which will take place from March 25 to 29, 2020. Visit  succeed2gether.org/montclair-literary-festival/ for more details of the program, which will feature more than 100 authors. The festival is a fundraiser for Montclair-based non-profit Succeed2gether, which offers free after-school one-on-one tutoring and enrichment classes with the aim of closing the education opportunity gap in Essex County.

Contact Information
  1. Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival
  2. 973-746-0553
  3. montclairliteraryfestival@gmail.com
Sat, March 28
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
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For our closing event on Festival Day 2020, we welcome Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake, to talk about his latest book, The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz.

Join one of “the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction” (New York Times Review of Books) for an ...

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