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SOLD OUT! Day for Book Lovers: Lynne Olson and Tayari Jones

09/17/2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ET


  • $55.00


McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
United States of America
Room Number: Decker Center Forum


This event is now SOLD OUT!


$55 Ticket includes lunch and copies of Last Hope Island and An American Marriage.


ATTENTION: New this year will be assigned seating. Groups of two or more will be seated together, if at all possible, but must be purchased in one transaction. Tables seat up to 8. 



About Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books of history, most of which deal in some way with World War II and Britain’s crucial role in that conflict. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has called Olson “our era’s foremost chronicler of World War II politics and diplomacy.”

Her latest book, Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War, is a groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler.

Born in Hawaii, Olson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a journalist for ten years, first with the Associated Press as a national feature writer in New York, a foreign correspondent in AP’s Moscow bureau, and a political reporter in Washington. She left the AP to join the Washington bureau of the Baltimore Sun, where she covered national politics and eventually the White House. Olson lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Stanley Cloud, with whom she co-authored two books.


About Tayari Jones


Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, including Silver Sparrow, The Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers and blogs on writing at She lives in Brooklyn. An Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University, she is spending the 2017-18 academic year as the Shearing Fellow for Distinguished Writers at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Tayari Jones’s stirring, thought-provoking novel, An American Marriage, tackles big issues—race, loyalty, resilience—and perhaps the biggest issue of them all: love. A rising literary voice, whose last novel, A Silver Sparrow, was named an NEA Big Read and chosen as a Best Book of 2011 by O, The Oprah Magazine, Library Journal, Slate, and Salon, Jones here wrestles with at once contemporary and timeless truths about the human condition.


Day for Book Lovers is held in partnership with the Friends of Carroll County Public Library, McDaniel College, A Likely Story Bookstore, Algonquin Books, HarperCollins Publishers, and Penguin Random House.


Questions? Email or call 443-293-3196.


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