Santa Rosa - Meet the acclaimed New York Times-bestselling writer behind Bel Canto.
Illustrious author Ann Patchett returns with Commonwealth, the enthralling story of two families irrevocably altered by an unexpected romantic encounter. Spanning five decades, the novel explores how this chance meeting reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved, and ultimately others too. Commonwealth is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, it also meditates on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories.
The author of The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Run, and State of Wonder—as well as three books of nonfiction and essays (including Truth & Beauty and This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage)—Patchett has won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, and numerous other honors for her work. She edited the collection Best American Short Stories, 2006, and her eloquent writing has been translated into more than 30 languages. A comrade-in-arms for booklovers, Patchett co-owns Parnassus Books in her hometown, Nashville.
Book signing with author to follow talk.
$46 (1 ticket + 1 copy of Commonwealth, book valued at $30 including tax)
$62 (2 tickets + 1 copy of Commonwealth, book valued at $30 including tax)
Tickets are available through the Luther Burbank Center Box Office (707-546-3600) or online at HERE