Ann Patchett presents This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Reception to follow
Greenlight is thrilled to welcome the New York Times bestselling author and fellow independent bookseller Ann Patchett to Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of her new nonfiction work, This Is The Story of A Happy Marriage. In her novels, Patchett (owner of Nashville’s Parnassus Books) has taken readers to such far-flung landscapes as the Amazonian rain forest, a South American mansion during a hostage crisis, and a home for unwed mothers. Now, this PEN/Faulkner Award and Orange Prize winner invites readers into her own life with a collection of nonfiction pieces written over the course of her career that unveil both the quotidian and more profound details of her life. A writer of unequalled grace and compassionate good humor, Patchett shares stories from her uprooted Catholic childhood, her apprenticeship as a writer, her disastrous first marriage, and her happy second one. Join us for a reading, discussion and wine reception with one of our most beloved book people.