Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Kimberly Williams-Paisley for a discussion of her new book Where The Light Gets In, as a part of our Salon@615speaker series.
This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Visit Salon@615.org to buy tickets or for more information. Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!
About Where The Light Gets In:
Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the beloved Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, her many film and television roles, or the wife of country music artist, Brad Paisley. But, until quite recently, Kim was dealing with a tragic secret: her mother, Linda, was suffering from a rare form of dementia that slowly crippled her ability to talk, write, and eventually recognize people in her own family. Now with Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, Kim is sharing the full story of Linda’s illness - called primary progressive aphasia - from her mother’s early-onset diagnosis at the age of 62 through to the present day. With honesty and vulnerability, Kim opens up about the ways her family reacted to the disease for better and worse, the heartbreak of long-distance caregiving, how she, her father and two siblings educated themselves, tried to let go of shame and secrecy, made mistakes, and found unexpected humor and grace in the midst of suffering. Kim writes candidly about so many of the difficult realities of this insidious disease as it erased parts of the woman who raised her.
Where the Light Gets In proves with a sense of hope and open-hearted faith that light can be found even in the darkest places. It is a heartwarming and heartrending tribute to the often fragile yet unbreakable relationship we have with our mothers.
About Kimberly Williams-Paisley:
Kimberly Williams-Paisley is an actress, writer, and advocate for dementia research and caregivers. She and her husband live in Tennessee with their two sons and two dogs. This is her first book.
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public Library, Humanities Tennessee, BookPage, 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.