Merrimack Valley Life

Temple Emanu-El Haverhill Author Mini-Series to feature Larry Tye and Colum McCann

Temple Emanu-El Haverhill’s Summer 2020 Author Mini-Series is a two-part virtual event featuring bestselling au­thors Larry Tye on August 18 at 4 p.m. and Colum McCann on August 29 at 7 p.m.. Each event will be held via Zoom. Registration is required.

Tye will discuss his most recent book, Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, a biography of the Wisconsin senator. The Booklist review of Demagogue calls it “a must-read biog­raphy for anyone fascinated by American history, and every reader will blanch at its events’ resemblances to today’s fraught political conflicts.” This event is cospon­sored by Temple Emanuel in Andover. Register at

McCann, a National Book Award– winning author, will discuss his most recent novel, Apeirogon. An apeirogon is a shape with an infinite number of sides. In telling the stories of Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin, who lost their daughters, Smadar and Abir, to the Israeli-Palestin­ian conflict, Apeirogon weaves together fiction and nonfiction, crossing centuries and continents to create a multifaceted and multilayered exploration of history, art, politics, love, loss and hope. “Bal­ancing its dazzling intellectual breadth with moments of searing intimacy, this is a transformative vision of a historic conflict and a triumph of the novelist’s art,” writes Publishers Weekly. Register at

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