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The Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library occasionally co-sponsor Quail Ridge Books author events. These programs take place on the Meredith campus, usually in Jones Auditorium or Jones Chapel. A limited number of free tickets are available to Friends members on these occasions. Learn more about Quail Ridge Books by visiting their website.
The Quail Ridge Books partnership with Friends of the Library has brought some outstanding authors to our campus. These include:
- Ann Patchett
- Jodi Picoult
- Gloria Steinem
- Sally Mann
- Erik Larson
- Robert Reich, William Barber, Tim Tyson, & moderator Frank Stasio
- Louise Penny
- Debbie Macomber
- Cokie Roberts
- Sue Monk Kidd
- Pat Conroy
- Khaled Hosseini
- Michele Norris
Get a ticket
We are pleased to announce our next Quail Ridge Books
Partnership with The Friends of Carlyle Campbell Library
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Erik Larson (Ticketed Event)
A limited number of free tickets are available courtesy of Friends of the Library
Contact the Carlyle Campbell Library (919)760-8531or Rachel Porter (email@example.com) for your ticket
Quail Ridge Books and Meredith College Friends of the Library are proud to host Erik Larson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake , at the Meredith College Jones Chapel on March 1, 2020 @ 2 p.m.
Erik Larson is the author of five national bestsellers: Dead Wake, In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac’s Storm, which have collectively sold more than nine million copies. His books have been published in nearly twenty countries.
The Splendid and the Vile by
Publication Date: 2020-02-25
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally--and willing to fight to the end. In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports--some released only recently--Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents' wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill's "Secret Circle," to whom he turns in the hardest moments. The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today's political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill's eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.
Be on the look out for more exciting events with Quail Ridge Books!