Exclusive Event: An Evening With Ann Patchett & Emma Straub

Event starts Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. Miami Book Fair Donation https://www.mdcfoundation.com/miamibookfair Join Miami Book Fair as we celebrate the opening of Miami Book Fair Online with acclaimed novelists […]


Exclusive Event: An Evening With Ann Patchett & Emma Straub

Authors:Emma Straub, Ann Patchett


Event starts Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m.

Miami Book Fair Donation
https://www.mdcfoundation.com/miamibookfair

Join Miami Book Fair as we celebrate the opening of Miami Book Fair Online with acclaimed novelists Ann Patchett and Emma Straub, hosted by Tony Award-winning actress Julie White!

An intimate virtual event that will kick off eight fabulous days of outstanding authors, activists, artists, poets, and pundits, this very special night of fun and fundraising will set the tone for an annual book fair that’s become synonymous with literary excellence, social relevance, and the inherent power – and empowerment – found in the cultural arts.

Ann, Emma, and Julie will be streaming live as they discuss the joys and pathos of writing, the critical importance and impact of literature, and the sense of community and support that can be discovered in book-loving spaces.

Click here to purchase your ticket to this special event.

Each ticket purchased grants access to the event stream and includes the selection of a signed copy of any one of Ann’s or Emma’s books, with half of all proceeds going directly toward funding Miami Book Fair programming. Reserve your spot today and be a part of a one-of-a-kind happening that recognizes and supports accessibility to the extraordinary magic of literature! There will also be special guests and great giveaways like a friends membership (Editor in Chief level Friends membership, annual value $1,000).

This event is Free for our Friends of the Fair as a benefit of your membership. If you want to become a friend of the Fair, click here.

Ann Patchett is an internationally best-selling author of eight novels, including her latest, The Dutch House, which was nominated for a Pulitzer prize. New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub’s novels include All Adults Here, Modern Lovers, and The Vacationers. Tony Award-winner Julie White has starred in many Broadway productions, as well as movies (Transformers, Lincoln) and TV shows.

 A special thank you to Pam Nelson and Linda Lea for hosting this special event.


If you have any questions, please contact: 305-237-3258 or Lisa Better at 305-790-7597 or Lisa.Better@mdc.edu.

This is a special ticketed event; purchase price of $50 includes access to program stream and a signed book of your choice.


Click here to purchase books by Ann Patchett.

Click here to purchase The Vacationers by Emma Straub.

Click here to purchase Other People We Married by Emma Straub.

Click here to purchase Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub.

Click here to purchase Modern Lovers by Emma Straub.

Emma Straub

Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of three other novels The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days, decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she’d been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence? Her youngest son is drifting and unfocused; her daughter is pregnant but struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest son seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. Who gets to decide which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? In All Adults Here (Riverhead Books), Emma Straub brings her wisdom and humor to a story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, and all the many things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not. The New York Times called it “Literary sunshine.”

Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is the author of eight novels including The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, and The Magician’s Assistant. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, What now? and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee.  Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House (Harper) is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled by their stepmother from the house where they grew up and find themselves back in the poverty their parents had escaped from. Their bond saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called The Dutch House a “splendid novel [that] is a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of obsession and forgiveness, what people acquire, keep, lose or give away, and what they leave behind.”

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