Ann Patchett in conversation with Daisy Buchanan
This is a nationally streamed zoom event organised through Bookshop.Org and we are able to offer the event to all our customers who purchase a copy of Ann Patchett’s new book ‘These Precious Days’
These Precious Days is a collection of essays and will be released on November 23rd. You can pre-order the book now and we will ensure a copy is reserved for you as soon as stock arrives and we will email you the event link
About ‘These Precious Days’
‘A heartfelt and witty collection of essays on everything from marriage and knitting to the inevitability of death’ Guardian,
An irresistible collection of essays and memoir from the internationally bestselling, Women’s Prize-winning author of The Dutch House. 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 as she explores family, friendship, marriage, failure, success, and what it all means.
Ranging from the personal – her portrait of the three men she called her fathers; how a chance encounter with Tom Hanks led to one of the most important friendships of her life; how to answer when someone asks why you don’t have children – to the sublime – the unexpected influence of Snoopy; the importance of knitting; the pleasure to be found in children’s books – 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.
‘Patchett’s essays are both sharp and humane …like a hugely enjoyable conversation with a particularly brilliant friend’ Sadie Jones