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 tinyurl.com/LarryTye.
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 bit.ly/TEColumMcCann.