Conversations with Authors - Ann Patchett (Virtual Event)

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Sunday, July 12th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Ann Patchett


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.
 

Dear Friends of Book Passage,

I'm thrilled that you were able to join me and my dear pal Elaine for this event. Thank you for continuing to support your local independent bookstore. You're lucky to have one of the very best, and I can say that because I've seen them all.

Some of my favorite books that have come out this year are:

Two great anti-racist books you might have missed:

Why not read some poetry while you're at it:

Read middle grade fiction even if you're an adult:

The book that will change your life once it's published in September:

Please stay safe, keep reading, and keep shopping local.

Love and thanks,
—Ann Patchett

 

Below, please find links to purchase Ann's books.

 

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The Resisters: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657217
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Published: Knopf - February 4th, 2020

"The Resisters is palpably loving, smart, funny, and desperately unsettling. The novel should be required reading for the country both as a cautionary tale and because it is a stone-cold masterpiece. This is Gish Jen's moment. She has pitched a perfect game." --Ann Patchett


The Night Watchman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671189
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Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

New York Times Bestseller


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Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year.


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Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148537
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.


The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450314
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 2nd, 2020

An engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United States


White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632864130
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016


Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101972410
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Published: Vintage - December 3rd, 2019

“Blackness is an art, not a science. It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably. . . . Race is the story of my life, and therefore black is the body of this book.” 


Selected Poems Cover Image
By Frank O'Hara, Mark Ford (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780375711480
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Published: Knopf - September 8th, 2009

The first new selection of O’Hara’s work to come along in several decades. In this “marvellous compilation” (The New Yorker), editor Mark Ford reacquaints us with one of the most joyous and innovative poets of the postwar period.


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763680909
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America’s beloved storyteller.


The Magician's Elephant Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763680886
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller


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Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER 

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama
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The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963673
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Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize


The Patron Saint of Liars Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780547520209
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Published: Mariner Books - April 19th, 2011

In 1992, celebrated novelist Ann Patchett launched her remarkable career with the publication of her debut novel, The Patron Saint of Liars, a best-selling book that is “beautifully written . . . a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion” (Boston Herald).

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Taft Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547521893
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Published: Mariner Books - April 19th, 2011

Best-selling novelist Ann Patchett’s second, "strikingly original"* novel tells the moving story of John Nickel, an ex–jazz musician who wanted nothing more than to be a good father. When his lover takes away his son, he’s left only with his Beale Street bar.


The Magician's Assistant Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156006217
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Published: Harvest Books - September 17th, 2004

"A secretive magician's death becomes the catalyst for his partner's journey self-discovery in this enchanting book ("San Francisco Chronicle") " that is something of a magic trick in itself (Newsweek)." When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine who was also his faithful assistant for twenty years learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic acc


Bel Canto Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060838720
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 2nd, 2005

Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe.

“Blissfully Romantic….A strange, terrific, spellcasting story.” — San Francisco Chronicle


Run: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061340642
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 29th, 2008

"Engaging, surprising, provocative and moving...a thoroughly intelligent book, an intimate domestic drama that nonetheless deals with big issues touching us all: religion, race, class, politics and, above all else, family." -- Washington Post


State of Wonder: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062049810
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 8th, 2012

"Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction."—New York Times Book Review


Commonwealth: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062491831
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 2nd, 2017

“Exquisite... Commonwealth is impossible to put down.”
   — New York Times


The Best American Short Stories 2006 Cover Image
By Ann Patchett (Editor), Katrina Kenison (Editor)
ISBN: 9780618543519
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 1st, 2006

“While a single short story may have a difficult time raising enough noise on its own to be heard over the din of civilization, short stories in bulk can have the effect of swarming bees, blocking out sound and sun and becoming the only thing you can think about,” writes Ann Patchett in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2006.


Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060572150
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2005

"A loving testament to the work and reward of the best friendships, the kind where your arms can’t distinguish burden from embrace.” --People

New York Times Bestselling author Ann Patchett’s first work of nonfiction chronicling her decades-long friendship with the critically acclaimed and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy.


What now? Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061340659
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Published: Harper - April 15th, 2008

Based on her lauded commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College, this stirring essay by bestselling author Ann Patchett offers hope and inspiration for anyone at a crossroads, whether graduating, changing careers, or transitioning from one life stage to another.


This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062236685
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 7th, 2014

Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of  Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.


Lambslide Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062883384
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

From the international bestselling author of Bel Canto and Commonwealth, Ann Patchett, and the bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, Robin Preiss Glasser, comes a hilarious children’s story about a slide made just for lambs.