A Conversation with Mitch Albom


City Opera House Wed, Dec 13, 2023 7:00 PM


Join us in a conversation with Mitch Albom, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Traverse City’s favorite storyteller, who spins universal tales of our eternal search for meaning.  He has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, in forty-eight languages, including Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. 

His powerful new novel, THE LITTLE LIAR, is as stunning and thought-provoking as anything Albom has ever written. It tells the story of how young Nico Krispis, who has never told a lie, is tricked by a German officer who promises him that Nico’s family will be saved if he can do one small task: convince the Jewish residents of his town to board the trains that will transport 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. A book with a signed bookplate comes with every ticket!