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Northshire Bookstore – Anna Quindlen – After Annie

March 9 @ 2:00pm-4:00pm


Literary icon Anna Quindlen, the bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Still Life with Breadcrumbs, and One True Thing will join us at SVAC in Manchester to share her new novel in conversation with Joe Donahue of WAMC / Northeast Public Radio.

“A wise and heartfelt novel of connection, of loss and love and the power of both.”—Amy Bloom, author of In Love

Anna Quindlen’s trademark wisdom on family, friendship, and the ties that bind us are at the center of this novel about the power of love to transcend loss and triumph over adversity.

“A new Anna Quindlen novel is always cause for celebration. After Annie might just be my favorite one yet. It’s a beautiful and deeply moving story about love, loss, friendship, marriage, family, and community from one of our wisest chroniclers of modern life. I treasured every page.”—J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Friends and Strangers

When Annie Brown dies suddenly, her husband, her children, and her closest friend are left to find a way forward without the woman who has been the lynchpin of all their lives. Bill is overwhelmed without his beloved wife, and Annemarie wrestles with the bad habits her best friend had helped her overcome. And Ali, the eldest of Annie’s children, has to grow up overnight, to care for her younger brothers and even her father and to puzzle out for herself many of the mysteries of adult life.

Over the course of the next year what saves them all is Annie, ever-present in their minds, loving but not sentimental, caring but nobody’s fool, a voice in their heads that is funny and sharp and remarkably clear. The power she has given to those who loved her is the power to go on without her. The lesson they learn is that no one beloved is ever truly gone.

Written in Quindlen’s emotionally resonant voice and with her deep and generous understanding of people, After Annie is about hope, and about the unexpected power of adversity to change us in profound and indelible ways.

Anna Quindlen is the author of many bestselling books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Rise and Shine, the #1 bestselling memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life. Her other novels include Blessings, One True Thing, the Oprah Book Club Selection Black and Blue, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs.

Please note that event tickets include a hardcover copy of After Annie. If you miss the event, you may show your event ticket at Northshire Bookstore’s Manchester Center location between March 10 and May 5. Books not picked up by May 5th will be donated. If you have questions about this or any other Northshire event, please write to us at events@northshire.com.

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