Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Ties that Bind: Ann Patchett on Family, Fortune, and the Search for Self

Tonight, I listened to Ann Pachett speak live through Women Lit Unbound ~ Bay Area Book Festival and moderated by Brooke Warner. 

What a fun event to attend!! I am so glad that I listened to this live event. I learned a lot about Ann Patchett that I didn't know before and also a lot of great stuff about her novel, The Dutch Book

There were lots of great questions from the audience that were answered by Ann Patchett as well.

Feeling kinda spoiled by attending these online author events! I like being able to watch these events in my pajamas in the comfort of my own home, lol.

Below is a blurb about this evening's event from the Bay Area Book Festival's website:
Ann Patchett’s sweeping, emotionally piercing novels hit that sweet spot where literary prestige meets blockbuster mainstream success (millions of copies sold). With The Dutch House, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Patchett is at her peak. This “engrossing, warmhearted book” (NPR), a family saga spanning five decades, tells the story of a brother and sister whose deep bond and secret-filled past is haunted by the legacy of an ornate mansion, the “Dutch house,” that was the site of childhood, and later, of their exile. Patchett, who also runs Parnassus Books, an iconic indie bookstore in her native Nashville, is known as a literary citizen who speaks her mind with refreshing and down-to-earth brilliance.

Join Ann Patchett and Women Lit in a live event where you’ll have the chance to engage with her in real time. Please submit your questions for Ann when you purchase your ticket, and she will answer as many as she can. As The New York Times Book Review said, “Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett’s fiction.” We expect no less from our special experience with this author who will make your day with her warmth and wisdom! Moderated by Brooke Warner, author and publisher of She Writes Press.

P. S. I even received a signed copy of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett and am looking forward to reading this book. 


  1. Ann Patchett is a terrific writer and The Dutch House is one of her best. Enjoy!

  2. Any chance to get to know Ann Patchett better is worth the time! She is such a good speaker too!

    1. I did enjoy hearing talk about her life and writing quite a bit.

      Last year, I heard Ann Patchett in conversation with Margaret Atwood in a virtual event I didn't end up blogging about and enjoyed. They both were so wonderful to hear talk together.