Ken Follett | Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

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Ken Follett

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

A virtual discussion with best-selling novelist Ken Follett on his new book, The Evening & the Morning, a masterful new prequel to his popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth, an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that ends where the first story began.

Part of our In Their Own Words: Virtual Author Series, presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium and the Book Fest in Your Living Room series. Books provided in partnership with the Ivy Bookshop. Thank you for supporting local small business! 

About the Author
Ken Follett is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and one of the world's best-loved writers, selling more than 170 million copies of his thirty-one books. Follett's first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. 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. Its sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold more than forty million copies worldwide. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and two Labradors.

About the Book
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.

Tickets
Tickets include access into the discussion event on Zoom Webinar, and one copy of the book, The Evening & the Morning.  Your book purchase not only supports our JCCs and local independent booksellers, but it also ensures that we can continue to bring you these engaging events. 

Please note: you will receive a one time non-shareable link to the Zoom conversation and instructions regarding shipping or safe curbside book pickup after you purchase your ticket. Ticket sales close eight hours before the event begins. Programs will be recorded and made available to ticket holders upon request to MSeltzer@jcc.org for 7 days after the program has aired.