LESLEY HAZLETON at Town Hall Seattle

The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594487286
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - January 24th, 2013

Event date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:30pm
Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Avenue
98101 Seattle

Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. Having just finished a commendable stint as Town Hall's first Scholar in Residence, Lesley Hazleton, self-described "accidental theologist" with such books as Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother, Jezebel, and After the Prophet, is at Town Hall tonight with her newest, The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad (Riverhead). "Hazleton sets her keen eye and her sculpted prose on one of the most fascinating and misunderstood figures in history ... This is a wonderful book."- Reza Aslan. "Masterful, accessible, and engaging ... An absolute delight (and indispensable) for believers and non-believers alike."- Hooman Majd. "The most readable, engaging study of Muhammad I have ever come across." - G. Willow Wilson. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via www.strangertickets.com. Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). Preferred seating for Town Hall members. For more information on this evening, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, Town Hall at (206) 652-4255, or see www.townhallseattle.org.