Author Lee Child Too Comes to In Portsmouth Writers On A New England Stage

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child returns to Portsmouth as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series on Tuesday, November 6 with his latest electrifying thriller, in which Jack Reacher is haunted by family secrets...in New Hampshire!

The 7pm event includes an author presentation followed by an onstage interview and discussion. As series partner New Hampshire Public Radio will be producing on-going coverage of Election Day results that evening, Lee Child will discuss his work with moderator Margaret Talcott, Producer of Writers on a New England Stage.

"We are thrilled to welcome Lee Child back to Portsmouth on November 6, and to hear about Jack Reacher's latest adventures, this time, in territory familiar to all of us and to NHPR listeners," said Talcott. "Taking our hero deep into fictionalized New Hampshire woods and into the very real cities of Laconia and Manchester, Lee's latest, PAST TENSE, digs deep into Reacher's past and into secrets rooted in Yankee sensibilities."

ABOUT THE BOOK

Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: The town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? and takes the detour.

The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He knows his father left and never returned. Now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place?

As Reacher explores his father's life, and strands of different stories begin to merge, he makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense...and deadly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lee Child is the author of twenty-two New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with thirteen having reached the #1 position, and the #1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. All his novels have been optioned for major motion pictures-including Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.

TICKETS

Tickets for Writers on a New England Stage: Lee Child on Tuesday, November 6, at 7pm are $13.75. For each 1-2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher ($28.99 hardcover) is required. Vouchers can be redeemed on the event night for signed copies of PAST TENSE. All seats are General Admission. Packages can be purchased online at TheMusicHall.org, over the phone at 603.436.2400, or in person at the B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street.

About Writers on a New England Stage

This award-winning author series, launched in 2005, has presented such celebrated writers as David McCullough, Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, USSC Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Dan Brown, Judy Blume, Tom Brokaw, and Jodi Picoult all on stage at The Music Hall's Historic Theater in downtown Portsmouth, NH. Each literary evening features an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with a New Hampshire Public Radio host. Live music is performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught. Shows are rebroadcast on New Hampshire Public Radio.

Writers on a New England Stage is a partnership between The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio.

About New Hampshire Public Radio

Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Our mission is "Expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities." NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshire's largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week, NHPR is the choice of more than 170,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage, with thousands more viewing NHPR.org and NHPR social media sites. Each day, New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by its award-winning news team. Locally-produced programs include The Exchange, Word of Mouth, The Folk Show, Outside/In, Civics 101, and numerous podcasts. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcasts national programs such as The Moth Radio Hour, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, and This American Life.

About The Music Hall

The Music Hall is an active and vital cultural center in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dedicated to the advancement of the tri-state region's cultural life through the performing arts, literature, and education. A community-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, it presents entertainment from around the world and around the corner-the greatest musicians, writers, and performers of the time, extraordinary films, and award-winning documentaries. Its 600 yearly events delight an annual audience of 130,000 (including 20,000 children) in two theaters-an 1878 Victorian-era Historic Theater and the modern and intimate Loft space. The Music Hall was recently named Editors' Choice "Best All-Around Entertainment" by Yankee Magazine and is a designated "American Treasure for the Arts." Through innovative community partnerships, it subsidizes thousands of tickets each year to make the arts accessible to all. The Music Hall is community-oriented and committed to helping the Seacoast region flourish.

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