Friday, April 27, 2012

Author Ann Patchett at New Haven Public Library May 29

The New Haven Public Library will celebrate World Book night "with a special two-part event with best-selling author Ann Patchett" at 6 p.m. May 29 the downtown library, 133 Elm St.
A ticketed  reception with Patchett starts at 6 pm, with proceeds going to benefit the library's adult fiction collection, according to a statement.
Atticus Bookstore CafĂ© is providing refreshments for this event, and tickets are $25, available at or by calling the library at 203-946-8130 x314, the statement sais.  
From 7-8 pm, Patchett will read from her latest work, "State of Wonder," and sign copies of her book.  The reading is open to the public and presented free of charge. 
"Patchett is the author of six novels: the bestselling 'Run; The Patron Saint of Liars,' a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; 'Taft,' winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; 'The Magician's Assistant;' 'Bel Canto,' winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and her most recent, 'State of Wonder,'" the statement said.
She is also the author of two works of nonfiction: "Truth & Beauty" and "What Now?"
For more information about the author, please visit

"Both events are presented in cooperation with R J Julia Booksellers in Madison, and are part of the continuing schedule of special events this year commemorating the library's 125th anniversary," the statement said.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. 

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