Virtual Event: Louise Erdrich, author of The Sentence, in conversation with Ann Patchett

Parnassus Books and HarperCollins are proud to present Louise Erdrich discussing her new book, The Sentence, in conversation with Ann Patchett.

Join us Tuesday, November 9th at 7:00pm Central Time. This is a ticketed virtual event which will take place on Crowdcast. Reserve your spot through the Eventbrite link below.

Please note: There are three ticketing options available for this virtual event, and you must purchase your ticket by 6:00 pm CDT on the day of the event in order to attend.

  • $32.00, which includes a hardcover copy of The Sentence and in-store pickup
  • $41.00, which includes a hardcover copy of The Sentence, and priority rate shipping to a U.S. address
  • $54.50, which includes a hardcover copy of The Sentence, and shipping to a non-U.S. address

The Crowdcast link will be emailed to registered ticketholders on the day of the event. Books will not be shipped or available for pick-up until after the event. All attendees who select in-store pickup will be notified when their book is available. 

About the Book

In this stunning and timely novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman's relentless errors.

Louise Erdrich's latest novel, The Sentence, asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book. A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.

The Sentence begins on All Souls' Day 2019 and ends on All Souls' Day 2020. Its mystery and proliferating ghost stories during this one year propel a narrative as rich, emotional, and profound as anything Louise Erdrich has written.

About the Author

Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. Love Medicine and LaRose received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Her most recent book, The Night Watchman, won the Pulitzer Prize. A ghost lives in her creaky old house.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual event: Crowdcast (Registration Required)