SARATOGA SPRINGS –Northshire Bookstore: Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm: Ann Patchett in conversation with Yaddo Director Elaina Richardson, discussing Patchett’s new book This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Venue: Saratoga Ballroom of the Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway.
The New York Times bestselling author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto creates a resonant portrait of a life in this collection of writings on love, friendship, work, and art.
“The tricky thing about being a writer, or about being any kind of artist, is that in addition to making art you also have to make a living.” So begins This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, an examination of the things Ann Patchett is fully committed to–the art and craft of writing, the depths of friendship, an elderly dog, and one spectacular nun.
An irresistible blend of literature and memoir, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a unique examination of the heart, mind, and soul of one of our most revered and gifted writers.
Ann Patchett is the author of six novels and three works of nonfiction. She is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, England’s Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Karl, and their dog, Sparky.
Elaina Richardson is the president of Yaddo, an artists’ retreat located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She is the former editor in chief of Elle magazine and occasionally contributes to magazines such as O:The Oprah Magazine and to BBC radio.
Tickets are $35.00 for one seat and one copy of Patchett’s This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, $40.00 for two seats and one copy of the book, or $25 for one seat and no book. Tickets are available at either Northshire Bookstore location (Saratoga Springs, NY or Manchester Center, VT), or online at northshire.com. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 (Manchester location) or 518-682-4200 or 855-339-5990 (Saratoga Springs location).
For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 518-682-4200, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website.