Start: 12:30 pm
Highlands Ranch: Formed in 1947 out of the partition of British Colonial territories in South Asia, Pakistan has experienced decades of conflict with India. More recently, Pakistan has undergone internal conflict between its secular government and the rising tide of Taliban-led Islamic Fundamentalism. As a long-time U.S. ally, Pakistan has been considered a key in the war on terror. With the discovery of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, however, some are questioning the nature of this relationship. Join us as we examine the future of this precarious nuclear nation. PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two of Britain’s Dagger Awards. Flynn’s second novel, the 2009 New York Times bestseller Dark Places, was a New Yorker Reviewers Favorite, Weekend TODAY Top Summer Read, Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009, and Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction choice. Flynn will read from and sign her new thriller Gone Girl (Crown), which has received incredible advance critical praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist. With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Flynn delivers another fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org Gillian Flynn’s website