Anna Quindlen is coming to Lancaster County! This award-winning author will appear at the 2016 Spring Author Luncheon on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA. Her appearance coincides with the April 5th release of her latest book, Miller’s Valley. The Council of Friends of Public Libraries, Aaron’s Books and the Library System of Lancaster County will host the luncheon, which is a fundraising event for public libraries in Lancaster County.
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About the Author
Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of eight novels: Object Lessons (1997), One True Thing (2006), Black and Blue (2000), Blessings (2003), Rise and Shine (2007), Every Last One (2010), Still Life with Bread Crumbs (2014), and Miller’s Valley (2016). Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud (1994) and Thinking Out Loud (1994). Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear (2005)
About Miller’s Valley
Quindlen’s newest work of fiction is filled with the remarkable insight that is the hallmark of Anna Quindlen’s beloved bestsellers, this extraordinary novel that begins in the 1960s is about Mimi, a woman coming of age as she unearths surprising secrets about her family, and unexpected truths about herself. As the years go by, the unthinkable starts to seem inevitable. Anna Quindlen’s novel takes us through the changing eras of Mimi and her family, as secrets are revealed, and the heartbreaks of growing up and falling in love with the wrong man are overcome. A deeply moving, inspiring story of a young woman learning to love and leave, the place and family from which she comes.
Advance praise for Miller’s Valley
“Miller’s Valley is a moving exploration of family and notions of home…Quindlen’s prose is crisp and her insights resonant. This coming-of-age story is driven as much by the fully realized characters as it is by the astute ideas about progress and place.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Miller’s Valley reads like a companion to Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge. I always wondered what a book from the perspective of Olive’s daughter would be like. Now, thanks to Anna Quindlen, I know.”
-Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens
“A deeply moving, inspiring story of a young woman learning to love and leave, the place and family from which she comes.”
– Good Reads.co
“Anna Quindlen’s stunning new novel is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery and finding home. Miller’s Valley reminds us that the place where you grew up can disappear, and the people in it too, but all will live on in your heart forever.”
For more information about Anna Quindlen, visit her website: http://annaquindlen.net
About The Council of Friends
Established in 2000, the award-winning Council of Friends of Public Libraries is made up of volunteers who are avid readers and are committed to promoting reading countywide. The group has organized and hosted author events that have featured best-selling authors for the past 15 years. In 2010, they formed a partnership with Independent Bookstore, Aaron’s Books in Lititz that brought authors to Lancaster County while they were traveling on their national book tours.
Tickets for the 2016 luncheon will go on sale February 1st. Cost is $45 per ticket, which includes lunch and the author presentation.
Contact Cathy Doremus at 717-627-3772 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets. Checks should be made payable to The Council of Friends.
For more information, including library hours, visit the Library System of Lancaster County’s website at www.lancasterlibraries.org to access system-wide events as well as your local library’s web page!