An Afternoon with JODI PICOULT in Conversation with CHLOE BENJAMIN
Sunday, October 21st
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center
19805 W Capitol Dr
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Please note, there is no waiting list for this event. If you are interested in attending, click the ticket link to check for a cancellation. Click here for tickets!
We will have signed, but not personalized, copies of A Spark of Light at Books & Company!
Milwaukee's Boswell Book Company and Oconomowoc's Books & Company present a very special afternoon with Jodi Picoult, the bestselling author of 23 novels including Small Great Things. Picoult returns to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center on Sunday, October 21 at 3 pm, with A Spark of Light a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. Jodi will be in conversation with Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists.
In lieu of a signing line, each attendee will get a chance to have a professional photo with Jodi Picoult. Please note that this means Ms. Picoult will not be personalizing or signing backlist.
The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center - a womens reproductive health services clinic - its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.