Meet Author Erik Larson

Tickets are available in Blanchard Campus Center, Room 327, Monday–Friday 9am–5pm, while supplies last.

Co-sponsored by Odyssey Bookshop and MHC's Department of History, bestselling author Erik Larson's latest tells the dramatic story of the sinking of the luxury ocean liner Lusitania by a German U-boat. The book was published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters—from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle to President Wilson, a man lost to grief who is dreading the war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.

Kirkus Reviews called it "An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster.”

Tickets along with a purchase of Dead Wake from the Odyssey Bookshop are required to attend this event, some free tickets are available for MHC students (one ticket per MHC student with ID), courtesy of the Office of Student Programs, in Blanchard Campus Center, Room 327, Monday–Friday 9am–5pm, while supplies last. 

Tickets and books will also be available at will call table at the Chapin auditorium after 4pm on Wednesday.  More information on the Odyssey website.