Saturday, June 10th Author Literary Luncheon
Held at the Wequassett Resort in the Grand Pavilion
Check-in Begins at 11:30/ Luncheon Begins at 12pm
This luncheon does include a signed copy of the recently-published paperback of Miller's Valley. You are welcome to pick up your paperback on publication day, June 6th. We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to host Anna Quindlen on her national tour to promote the new version of her latest book. Thank you to the author and the publicity team for making this event happen!
Tickets are available at Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore, by mailing in the form here with a check, or by purchase online. Please note that online tickets are sold individually by number, so a "Sold Out" sign over a ticket applies only to that ticket number, not the event as a whole.
"Stunning . . . The matriarchal theme [is] at the heart of Miller's Valley. Miriam pushes her smart daughter to consider college, and other women--a teacher, a doctor, a benefactor--will raise Mimi up past the raging waters that swirl in her heart."- --The Washington Post
"Picking up a novel by Anna Quindlen means more than just meeting a new family- it's like moving in and pretending they are yours. It's a rare gift for a writer, and Quindlen does it to near perfection."-- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself. Filled with insights that are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen's bestsellers, Miller's Valley is an emotionally powerful story about a family you will never forget.
For generations the Millers have lived in Miller's Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be -a place where it's just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.-
Miller's Valley is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, -No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go.- Miller's Valley reminds us that the place where you grew up can disappear, and the people in it too, but all will live on in your heart forever.
Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of eight novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller's Valley. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one 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.