Lawrence Wright

Interabang is pleased to welcome back Lawrence Wright in store Tuesday, March 29th at 6:00 to celebrate his two most recent books: THE PLAGUE YEAR and THE END OF OCTOBER. Read about them and add them to your cart below!

LAWRENCE WRIGHT is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a playwright, a screenwriter, and the author of eleven books of nonfiction and two novels. These including The Looming Tower, Going Clear, and God Save Texas. His recent novel, The End of October, was a New York Times best seller. Wright's books have received many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.


ABOUT THE BOOK: THE PLAGUE YEAR: AMERICA IN THE TIME OF COVID (2021)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, and the pandemic novel The End of October: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19--its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it.

A book of panoramic breadth ... managing to surprise us about even those episodes we ... thought we knew well ... [With] lively exchanges about spike proteins and nonpharmaceutical interventions and disease waves, Wright's storytelling dexterity makes all this come alive." --The New York Times Book Review

From the fateful first moments of the outbreak in China to the storming of the U.S. Capitol to the extraordinary vaccine rollout, Lawrence Wright's The Plague Year tells the story of Covid-19 in authoritative, galvanizing detail and with the full drama of events on both a global and intimate scale, illuminating the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the pandemic.

Wright takes us inside the CDC, where a first round of faulty test kits lost America precious time... inside the halls of the White House, where Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger's early alarm about the virus was met with confounding and drastically costly skepticism... into a Covid ward in a Charlottesville hospital, with an idealistic young woman doctor from the town of Little Africa, South Carolina... into the precincts of prediction specialists at Goldman Sachs... into Broadway's darkened theaters and Austin's struggling music venues ... inside the human body, diving deep into the science of how the virus and vaccines function--with an eye-opening detour into the history of vaccination and of the modern anti-vaccination movement. And in this full accounting, Wright makes clear that the medical professionals around the country who've risked their lives to fight the virus reveal and embody an America in all its vulnerability, courage, and potential.

In turns steely-eyed, sympathetic, infuriated, unexpectedly comical, and always precise, Lawrence Wright is a formidable guide, slicing through the dense fog of misinformation to give us a 360-degree portrait of the catastrophe we thought we knew.


ABOUT THE BOOK: THE END OF OCTOBER (2020)

An Instant New York Times Bestseller
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower--a riveting thriller and "all-too-convincing chronicle of science, espionage, action and speculation" (The Wall Street Journal)

At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will have staggering repercussions. Halfway across the globe, the deputy director of U.S. Homeland Security scrambles to mount a response to the rapidly spreading pandemic leapfrogging around the world, which she believes may be the result of an act of biowarfare. And a rogue experimenter in man-made diseases is preparing his own terrifying solution.

As already-fraying global relations begin to snap, the virus slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions and decimating the population. With his own wife and children facing diminishing odds of survival, Henry travels from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia to his home base at the CDC in Atlanta, searching for a cure and for the origins of this seemingly unknowable disease. The End of October is a one-of-a-kind thriller steeped in real-life political and scientific implications, filled with the insight that has been the hallmark of Wright's acclaimed nonfiction and the full-tilt narrative suspense that only the best fiction can offer.

 

Tuesday, March 29th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
5600 W. Lovers Ln
# 142
Dallas, TX 75209

            

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid

By Lawrence Wright

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320723
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf - June 8th, 2021

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320723
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf - June 8th, 2021


            

The End of October: A novel

By Lawrence Wright

The End of October: A novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081143
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Vintage - April 27th, 2021

The End of October: A novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081143
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Vintage - April 27th, 2021

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THE PLAGUE YEAR and THE END OF OCTOBER on Tuesday, 3/29 at 6:00 pm author LAWRENCE WRIGHT