Anderson’s Bookshops Present Celebrated Author, Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen
Anderson’s is delighted to present #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen at a special event fans won’t want to miss. The Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and bestselling author will visit Naperville on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane. Quindlen has made several visits to Anderson’s in the past, and now shares her seventh novel, Miller’s Valley. Adding to the Tuesday evening program is moderator, Cristina Henriquez, author of 2014’s The Book of Unknown Americans.

Tickets to attend the Quindlen program are required and available at Anderson’s Bookshop. 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville (630)-355-2665, or online at A copy of Miller’s Valley is included with the ticket purchase. The book talk will be followed by a booksigning line. Books will be available for sale at the event.

ALSO AVAILABLE are reservations to a special luncheon event earlier in the day, April 12. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. to a lunch event at Chicago's Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. The reservation, $40 each, secures a spot at lunch and the afternoon's program with Quindlen. A copy of the new book is NOT included. Please contact Anderson's Bookshop to be included.

ABOUT THE BOOK - Miller's Valley:

In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself. Filled with insights that are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen’s bestsellers, Miller’s Valley is an emotionally powerful story about a family you will never forget.

For generations the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be “a place where it’s just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.”

Miller’s Valley is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, “No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go.” Miller’s Valley reminds us that the place where you grew up can disappear, and the people in it too, but all will live on in your heart forever.


Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of seven novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear. She has also written two children's books. Her New York Times column "Public and Private" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Website | Facebook


Hosting this upcoming program is Anderson’s Bookshops, specializing in book sales, author events, booksignings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community. Other locations include downtown Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630) 963-2665 and La Grange at 26 S. La Grange Rd. (708) 582-6353. A gift shop, Anderson’s Two-Doors East, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., operates in Naperville. Key to Anderson’s success has been special author events, like the April 12 program with Anna Quindlen. To keep updated about other Anderson’s events, please visit |
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