Gone to Lunch with Gillian
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Even the best marriage is tested when the wife goes missing and the husband finds himself at the center of a murder investigation. Discuss Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn’s devilishly clever he said/she said thriller, at an intimate luncheon with the author. Ten lucky winners will be selected randomly to attend. To enter, click here.
Rebecca Stead will visit area schools to discuss Liar & Spy.
The Art of Constructing a Thriller
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
At the Winnetka Community House
TICKETS AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 1
A perfect wife disappears, and her husband-of-the-year is thrown into a situation gone terribly wrong. In a story full of surprising twists, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl tracks the course of a marriage gone spectacularly wrong. For the protagonists, it’s a psychological battle with everything at stake; for the reader, an excavation of human failings and incredible depths of betrayal . . . and a mystery whose resolution is every bit as troubling as it's beginning.
Join New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn for a frank discussion on constructing a thriller, building complex female protagonists, why the Midwest is the best place for a mystery, and how Flynn's former job as Entertainment Weekly's TV critic helped her become a mystery writer.
Cocktail Party and Book Lecture: The intimate party begins at 6 PM in the Arches Garden Room of the Winnetka Community House. Guests will enjoy cocktails and appetizers, as well as the ability to mingle with Gillian Flynn and the opportunity to win a private book club party with the author. Tickets also include reserved seating to the book lecture, which will start at 7:30 PM in Matz Hall of the Winnetka Community House. Tickets $30
Book Lecture ONLY: Guests will enjoy general admission to the book lecture with Gillian Flynn, which will start at 7:30 PM in Matz Hall of the Winnetka Community House. Tickets $10
Following the discussion, books will be available for purchase courtesy of the Book Stall at Chestnut Court.