BookBar BookClub: These Precious Days with Ann Patchett
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As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth as she explores family, friendship, marriage, failure, success, and what it all means.
We are so excited to welcome literary titan Ann Patchett to the BookBar BookClub to discuss her collection of essays These Precious Days. A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: essays that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Ranging from the personal - her portrait of the three men she called her fathers; unexpectedly falling into a life-changing friendship with Tom Hanks; how to answer when someone asks why you don't have children - to the sublime - exploring the Harvard Museum of Natural History before its doors open; the unexpected influence of Snoopy; the importance of knitting - each essay transforms the particular into the universal, letting us all see our own worlds anew. Illuminating, penetrating, funny and generous, These Precious Days is joyful time spent in the company of one of our greatest living authors.
Your ticket price includes a copy of the book, as well as attendance at the virtual event. Buy a ticket to a single event for £18 or subscribe to the book club for £15 a month.
Join us to at our virtual event to discuss These Precious Days with Ann Patchett on Thursday 5th January 2023. The event will be recorded and you will be able to access the event for one month afterwards. Please note that this is December's book, but due to the Christmas break, the event will take place on January 5th. There will be a second January event at the end of the month, which we'll be announcing soon.
NB: We send out copies of the book at the same time each month, so our usually delivery time frame does not apply to the BookClub. You will receive an email when your copy has been dispatched or is ready for collection.