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by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Virtual Bestselling Author Series: James Patterson in Conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan

james patters and hank phillippi ryan
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

Bestselling author James Patterson will discuss his latest book, The Jailhouse Lawyer (by James Patterson & Nancy Allen), in conversation with bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan, whose newest thriller is Her Perfect Life.

How To Register: Register HERE. Zoom access details will be sent prior to the program.

How To Buy Their Books: Signed copies of The Jailhouse Lawyer and Her Perfect Life will be available for sale before and during the event from our bookstore partner -- Haley Booksellers.  

About James Patterson: James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and I Funny. Among his notable literary collaborations are The President Is Missing, with President Bill Clinton, and the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over three million books to schoolkids and the military, donated more than seventy million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. The National Book Foundation recently presented Patterson with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and six Emmy Awards. He lives in Florida with his family. Learn more about James HERE.

About the Books: In The Jailhouse Lawyer, a young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown--and ends up in jail herself. In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors - speeding tickets, shoplifting, contempt of court. Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth behind these incriminating secrets. Sometimes the best education a lawyer can get is a short stretch of hard time.

In Her Perfect Life, everyone knows Lily Atwood—and that may be her biggest problem. The beloved television reporter has it all—fame, fortune, Emmy awards, an adorable seven-year-old daughter, and the hashtag her loving fans created: #PerfectLily. To keep it—all she has to do is protect one life-changing secret. Her own. Lily has an anonymous source who feeds her story tips about others—but suddenly, the source begins telling Lily inside information about her own life! How does he—or she—know so much? Lily understands that no one reveals a secret unless they have a reason. Now she’s terrified someone is determined to destroy her world—and with it, everyone and everything she holds dear. How much must she risk to keep her perfect life?

About Hank Phillippi Ryan: Hank Phillippi Ryan is a USA Today bestselling author of 13 thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, three Anthonys, the Daphne, and for The Other Woman, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, with 37 Emmys and dozens more journalism honors. Book critics call her "a master of suspense," "a superb and gifted storyteller." Hank's newest thriller, coming out September 14th, is Her Perfect Life, which has received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly, which called it 'A superlative thriller.' Learn more about Hank HERE.

This event is hosted by Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood) in collaboration with Haley Booksellers and Massachusetts Public Libraries, including Memorial Hall Library.