2020 JCC Book Fest & Visiting Author Series

Meg Waite Clayton | The Last Train to London

Virtual Author Event

October 25, 2020 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Time: 12:00pm     Day: Sunday     Ages: All Ages     Price: $8 - $10

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Virtual Author Event on Zoom

 

The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exiles conjures her best novel yet, a pre-World War II-era story with the emotional resonance of Orphan Train and All the Light We Cannot See, centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them. It is a mission that becomes even more dangerous after the Anschluss—Hitler’s annexation of Austria—as, across Europe, countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate to escape.

 

Meg Waite Clayton’s Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award final­ist The Last Train to Lon­don is a nation­al best­seller in the U.S., Cana­da, and Europe. Her screen­play for the nov­el was cho­sen for the pres­ti­gious Meryl Streep and Nicole Kid­man, spon­sored by The Writ­ers Lab. Meg’s nov­els include: The Race for Paris and The Wednes­day Sis­ters. A grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan Law School, she has pub­lished over 100 short pieces in The Los Ange­les TimesThe New York TimesThe Wash­ing­ton PostForbes, and Run­ners World.

 

 

This event is presented in collaboration with the the Jewish Book Council. Meg will present her book and answer questions. To purchase books in advance, our bookstore partners online: Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW) and Page 1 Books (5850 Eubank Blvd NE). 

Tickets are $8 for JCC Members and $10 for Non-Members.

Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. 

Questions? Call 332-0565 x 4518.