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An Arlington Reads Special Event.

Celebrated author, devoted reader, and a champion of literary culture: Join the New York Times bestselling author of "Commonwealth" and "State of Wonder" Ann Patchett in conversation with NPR's book critic Maureen Corrigan.

Ann Patchett has written thirteen books and has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her latest novel, "The Dutch House," is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.

Maureen Corrigan is America’s most trusted and beloved book critic. Her distinctive voice is at once incisive and accessible, like a well-read friend who always sends you home with a good book to read. For more than twenty years Maureen has been the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air. She is also a columnist for The Washington Post.

Books will be available for sale and signing after the event courtesy of One More Page Books. Books available for pre-sale at

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Good for Adults Age 55+
Author Talk Registration
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