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Tuesday, November 23, 6:30 PM ET
Ann Patchett launches These Precious Days
In conversation with Scott Simon
Presented in collaboration with bookstores across the country
Tickets: Pay What You Want - $37.99
Ann Patchett is beloved as a novelist, speaker, and owner of independent bookstore Parnassus Books, and Greenlight Bookstore is proud to join bookstores across the country in helping to launch her new collection of essays These Precious Days with a special conversation with NPR's Scott Simon! As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart.
All tickets (including pay-what-you-want) include admission to this exclusive event. Book-bundled tickets also include a hardcover copy of These Precious Days for in-store pickup or shipping (shipping available within the US only). Ticketholders will receive an exclusive login link preceding the event.
At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.