MEET The One and Only
Friday, September 27, 7:30pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard (across the street from the Biltmore Hotel)
ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels and three books of nonfiction. In 2019, she published her first children’s book, Lambslide, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. In November, 2011, she opened Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, with her business partner Karen Hayes. She has since become a spokesperson for independent booksellers, championing books and bookstores on NPR, The Colbert Report, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, the Martha Stewart Show, and The CBS Early Show. Along with James Patterson, she was the honorary chair of World Book Night. In 2012 she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World!
In her newest novel, THE DUTCH HOUSE (Harper, $27.99) Ann once again pushes against conventional notions of family to explore the intertwined lives of two siblings, their inextricable bond to each other, and the indelible hold of the elegant childhood home from which they were banished.
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and Orange Prize, Ann “is a virtuoso storyteller with an ability to create characters we can innately understand” (Chicago Sun-Time), and she here employs her trademark literary powers in crafting a story of the quiet heartbreak of loss. Lauded for her “vibrant prose” (Time), “humanity, humor” (Library Journal), and “emotional intelligence” (Entertainment Weekly), Ann Patchett is a storyteller of uncompromising perception.