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A Thrilling Evening with Andrew Pyper

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Join us for a spine-tingling night as we talk to award winning author Andrew Pyper. We will be discussing his newest book, The Residence, an eerie ghost story based on true events. Q&A to follow, so please come prepared with some questions.

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This program is virtual and is delivered through Zoom and on Facebook Live. You only need to register once per viewing device.

Andrew Pyper is the internationally bestselling author of nine previous novels, including The Demonologist, which won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel, and The Killing Circle, which was selected a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. He lives in Toronto. Visit and follow him on Twitter @AndrewPyper.

More about The Residence: The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. When the great iron machine finally comes to rest, the only casualty is the Pierces’ son, Bennie. The loss sends First Lady Jane Pierce into mourning, and casts Franklin’s presidency under a pall of sorrow and grief. As the Pierces move into the White House, they are soon plagued by events both bizarre and disturbing. Strange sounds seem to come from the walls and ceiling, ghostly voices echo out of time itself, and visions of spirits crushed under the weight of American history pass through empty hallways. But when Jane orchestrates a séance with the infamous Fox Sisters—the most noted Spiritualists of the day— the barrier between this world and the next is torn asunder. Something horrific comes through and takes up residence alongside Franklin and Jane in the very walls of the mansion itself. Only by overcoming their grief and confronting their darkest secrets can Jane and Franklin hope to rid themselves—and America—of the entity that seeks to make the White House its permanent home.

Ages 18+

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Andrew Pyper

The Residence book cover