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Authors! with Mitch Albom

2023-12-12 19:00:00 2023-12-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Authors! with Mitch Albom Please join your National Medal Winner Toledo Lucas County Public Library in welcoming author and philanthropist, Mitch Albom. This is a ticketed event. Main Library - McMaster Center and Lobby

Tuesday, December 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-12 19:00:00 2023-12-12 20:00:00 America/New_York Authors! with Mitch Albom Please join your National Medal Winner Toledo Lucas County Public Library in welcoming author and philanthropist, Mitch Albom. This is a ticketed event. Main Library - McMaster Center and Lobby

Main Library

McMaster Center and Lobby

Please join your National Medal Winner Toledo Lucas County Public Library in welcoming author and philanthropist, Mitch Albom. This is a ticketed event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author, philanthropist, columnist, and sports broadcaster Mitch Albom is an inspiration around the world. Albom is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, which have collectively sold more than forty million copies in forty-eight languages worldwide. He has written eight number-one New York Times bestsellers — including Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time, which topped the list for four straight years and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022. He has also written award-winning TV films, stage plays, screenplays, a nationally syndicated newspaper column, and a musical. He appeared for more than 20 years on ESPN, and was a fixture on The Sports Reporters. Through his work at the Detroit Free Press, he was inducted into both the National Sports Media Association and Michigan Sports halls of fame and was the recipient of the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement.

Following his bestselling memoir Finding Chika, and Human Touch, a weekly serial written and published online which raised nearly $1 million for pandemic relief, he returned to fiction with The Stranger in the Lifeboat, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List after being #1 on Amazon. His much-anticipated new novel, set during the Holocaust, is coming in the fall of 2023.

Albom now spends the majority of his time in philanthropic work. Since 2006, he has operated nine charitable programs in southeast Michigan under his SAY Detroit umbrella, including the nation's first medical clinic for homeless children. He also created a dessert shop and popcorn line to fund programs for Detroit’s most underserved citizens.  Since 2010, Albom has  operated the Have Faith Haiti orphanage in Port au Prince, a home to 60 children, which he visits every month without exception.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Until he was eleven years old, Nico Crispi never told a lie. When the Nazi's invade his home in Salonika, Greece, the trustworthy boy is discovered by a German officer, who offers him a chance to save his family. All Nico has to do is convince his fellow Jewish residents to board trains heading towards "the east" where there is the promise of jobs and safety.

Unaware that this is all a cruel ruse, Nico goes to the station platform every day and tells the passengers the journey is safe. But when the final train is boarded, Nico sees his family loaded into a cattle car. Only after it is too late is he made aware that he helped send them - and all the others - to their doom at Auschwitz.

And Nico never tells the truth again.

In The Little Liar, his first novel set during the Holocaust, New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom interweaves the stories of Nico, who becomes a pathological liar, his brother Sebastian, who miraculously survives the death camps and spends years seeking revenge, their childhood schoolmate Fanni, whom both brothers love, and the Nazi officer, Udo Graf, who affected them all indelibly. As the decades pass, we witness the consequences of what they all endured, and the price they paid for their truths and lies. 

Albom is at his best in this moving parable that explores honesty, survival, revenge and devotion. Narrated by the voice of Truth itself, The Little Liar is a timeless story about the harm we inflict with our deceits, and the power of love to overcome the most tragic of circumstances and redeem us in the end.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Performances/Special Events |

TAGS: | devauthors | authors |

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