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 www.andersonsbookshop.com. 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.
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