Chris Pavone coming to Thurber House Evening with Authors Series January 30

Announcement for the Central Ohio folks: Chris Pavone, author of The Expats, will be at Thurber’s Evening with Authors event:

Who: Chris Pavone
When: Wednesday, Jan. 30
Where: Columbus Museum of Art

What is this Evening with Authors, you ask. Answer:

At Thurber House‘s Evenings with Authors events, nationally-known writers read and discuss their most recent books. Past authors include: Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline, Lee Child, Adriana Trigiani, among many others. Each author gives a 45-minute reading, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. A book signing and reception close the event.

All events begin at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students in advance, and can be purchased online at Additionally, full-series and mini-series of tickets are available.

Who is Chris Pavone?

expats coverChris Pavone worked at a number of publishing houses for two decades before writing his debut novel, The Expats. Published in early 2012, the book received critical acclaim and soon became a New York Times bestseller. Now, The Expats has been published in 15 languages on five continents, and is being developed for film.

The book tells the story of Kate Moore, a working mother who struggles to make ends meet and to hide a massive secret from her family and friends. When her husband takes a job in Luxembourg, Kate decides to leave her old double life behind and reinvent herself as an expat. Soon, she learns that another American couple she has met in Luxembourg is not who they say they are – and she begins to unravel the layers of deception surrounding her life. Kate works to discover the truth behind the shell corporations and fake offices she has found, before a mysterious enemy can destroy her and her family.


More information on the 2013 Winter/Spring events after the break.


2013 Winter/Spring Evenings with Authors Events


Nathan Englander, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank 
When: Thursday, March 7
Where: Columbus Museum of Art
About: These are eight short stories from one of the most celebrated young authors who has quickly established himself at the forefront of contemporary American literature. Each of the stories reveals Englander’s remarkable capacity for understanding the panoply of human emotions.


Steve Berry, The King’s Deception: A Cotton Malone Novel 
When: Wednesday, May 15
Where: Columbus Museum of Art
About: The New York Times bestselling author of 11 international blockbusters including The Jefferson Key returns with a brand new historical thriller featuring his hero, Cotton Malone, this time involved with assassins, traitors, spies and dangerous disciples of a secret society whose roots go back to Tudor England.


Tracy Chevalier, The Last Runaway 
When: Tuesday, May 21
Where: Columbus Museum of Art
About: The internationally bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring turns her attention to America this time, bringing history alive in this story set in Oberlin, Ohio during the days of the Underground Railroad. Rich in detail and drama, the novel focuses on a young Quaker girl, skilled in the art of quilting, who finds herself drawn to helping runaway slaves escape to freedom.


Jeff Shaara, A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg 
When: Monday, June 3
Where: Columbus Museum of Art
About: This is the second book in a new Civil War trilogy by the multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling author who this time depicts the turning point of the Civil War not just through the well-known personalities like Grant and Pemberton, but through the soldiers themselves on the bloody battlefield.




Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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