First Baptist Church - Decatur
October 5th , 7:00 P.M.
International bestselling author Jasper Fforde makes his first visit to the Center for the Book with a literary thriller that just might be his best book yet: ”The Woman Who Died a Lot: A Thursday Next Novel.” The Bookworld’s leading enforfement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into retirement following an assassination attempt, but she must become a Mother of Invention when her children come up with some serious issues. Fforde’s Thursday Next books, in the author’s words, ”are a series based upon the notion that what we read in books is just a small part of a larger BookWorld that exists behind the page.” His books skillfully and playfully combine doses of reality with plenty of fantasy and sci-fi, and they have sold millions of copies all around the world. The author, who lives and writes in Wales, will be making an American tour this fall, and we’re proud to be on it and invite you to join us and meet this very fine, distinctive writer. We’ll have copies of his new books and some older ones for sale and signing. His event is free, no tickets or reservations required, and doors to the church will open at 6 p.m. for early seating.