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Virtual SJCC: Book Fest in Your Living Room – Ken Follett
September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am$40
Ken Follett Author Talk + Q&A
“The Evening and the Morning” (Prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth”)
In Conversation with Erica Jong, New York Times Bestselling Author
New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett talks about his latest book, “The Evening and the Morning,” the prequel to his popular novel, “The Pillars of the Earth.” Get a copy of the book and join us for a Zoom discussion and Q&A.
Tickets: $40 for virtual ticket + signed book* (includes shipping)
Ticket sales end and Zoom links emailed one hour prior to the event
Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium
Book sales partner: Island Books
Thirty years ago, Ken Follett, #1 New York Times bestselling author, published his most popular novel, “The Pillars of the Earth.” Now, Follett’s masterful new prequel, “The Evening and the Morning”, takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love, and hate, that will end where “The Pillars of the Earth” begins.
About “The Evening and the Morning”: It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people, and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns.
In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder’s life is turned upside down when the only home he’s ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband’s homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.
About the Author: Ken Follett is one of the world’s best-loved authors, selling more than 170 million copies of his thirty-one books. In 1989, “The Pillars of the Earth” was published and has since become Follett’s most popular novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara. Between them, they have five children, six grandchildren, and two Labradors.
*There are limited signed copies available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Virtual Book Fest in Your Living Room is presented by the JCC Literary Consortium partners: the JCCs of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boulder, Cherry Hill, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Palm Beach Gardens, Palo Alto, Rochester, and Seattle (although not all JCCs participate in all programs).