Salon@615 featuring Anna Quindlen author of Alternate Side

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Anna Quindlen for a discussion of her new book, Alternate Side, as part of our Salon@615 speaker series.

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. In order to join the signing line and have any books signed at this event, you must purchase a copy of Alternate Side from Parnassus Books either in-store, over the phone, or online. Your purchase will include a signing line ticket that will serve as your admission into the signing line. As a Salon@615 patron, you will receive 10% off!

More about Alternate Side:

The tensions in a tight-knit neighborhood—and a seemingly happy marriage—are exposed by an unexpected act of violence. A provocative novel about money, class, and self-discovery, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author ofMiller’s Valley and Still Life with Bread Crumbs.

Some days Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life—except when there’s a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home, or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? New York City was once Nora’s dream destination, and her clannish dead-end block has become a safe harbor, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. The owners watch one another’s children grow up. They use the same handyman. They trade gossip and gripes, and they maneuver for the ultimate status symbol: a spot in the block’s small parking lot.

Then one morning, Nora returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the enviable dead-end block turns into a potent symbol of a divided city. The fault lines begin to open: on the block, at Nora’s job, especially in her marriage. With an acute eye that captures the snap crackle of modern life, Anna Quindlen explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning.

More About Anna Quindlen:

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Miller’s Valley, and Alternate Side. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

More About Salon@615

Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public LibraryThe Nashville Public Library FoundationHumanities Tennesse, BookPage magazine, and Parnassus Books. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author events 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.

On-Site Tickets

You can get an advance ticket to guarantee your seat. Via this link.

Or there will be approximately 100 auditorium tickets available on-site the day of the event.

We strongly recommend arriving early for the on-site ticket line. We distribute on-site tickets starting 30 minutes before the event. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Alternate Side Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812996067
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - March 20th, 2018