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Please join us in celebrating Parnassus's own Ann Patchett for a discussion and signing of her new collection, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage as part of our Salon@615 speakers series.
This is a ticketed event. A limited number of advance tickets will be available online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket.
Advance tickets guarantee your seat up to 10 minutes prior to show time, at which time empty auditorium seats will be filled with stand-by guests.
A limited number of free tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event. We recommend that you arrive early for the on-site ticket line.
About This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments: to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Together these essays, previously published in The Atlantic, Harper's, Vogue, and the Washington Post, form a resonant portrait of a life lived with loyalty and with love.
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett's life. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, it covers a multitude of topics, including relationships with family and friends, and charts the hard work and joy of writing, and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore.
About Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett is the author of six novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, and State of Wonder, and three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, What Now? and, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, PEN/Faulkner Award, the Book Sense Book of the Year, The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the American Bookseller’s Association’s “Most Engaging Author Award.” Her books have been both New York Times Notable Books and New York Times bestsellers. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between Nashville Public Library, Humanities Tennessee, Parnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.
Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.