The National Writers Series is bringing Mitch Albom back to the City Opera House Stage on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
His powerful new novel, “The Little Liar,” tells the story of a young boy who never told a lie, and how he’s tricked by a German officer to convince Jewish residents to board trains transporting them to “safety.”
Day after day, the eleven-year-old unknowingly plays his part in the evacuation — until the final day when he is betrayed, and his own family is loaded into the boxcar headed to Auschwitz.
Nico, forced to stay behind, loses the ability to speak the truth ever again. After the war, his brother Sebastian and their schoolmate Fannie, who have miraculously survived the concentration camps and death marches, begin their search for Nico, who has become a pathological liar.
All three continue to be shadowed by the Nazi officer who forever altered their lives. As the decades pass, the consequences of what each of them said and did unfold, and we learn the price we pay for the lies we tell and the secrets we hide.
Doors open for the event at 6 pm with live music and a cash bar.
Please note: This is a book bundled event, meaning a copy of Mitch’s book comes with every ticket. When you buy your ticket, you will be asked if you want your book shipped to you or if you want to pick it up from Horizon Books in Traverse City.
Tickets are $32, plus $23 for the book: Total is $55 plus fees
Tickets are $22, plus $23 for the book: Total is $45 plus fees
Livestream tickets are $17, plus $23 for the book: Total is $40 plus fees