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Open Book/Open Mind Series: Anna Quindlen in Conversation with Elisabeth Egan

Date: Thu, 04/28/2016
Time: 7:45 pm
Location: Buzz Aldrin Middle School Auditorium
Categories: Adult Events

Please note that this event will take place at Mount Hebron Middle School in Upper Montclair.

The Montclair Public Library & Its Foundation Present
Open Book/Open Mind Conversations
Top Writers & Thinkers on the Issues That Define Our Times

ANNA QUINDLEN will discuss her newest novel, Miller’s Valley, Thursday, April 28 as part of the Montclair Public Library’s Open Book Open Mind series. Montclair’s Elisabeth Egan, books editor for Glamour, journalist, author of the novel A Window Opens, will be interviewing Ms. Quindlen. Egan says, “Miller’s Valley reads like a companion to Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge. I always wondered what a book from the perspective of Olive’s daughter would be like. Now, thanks to Anna Quindlen, I know.”

The event will begin at 7:45 at the Mt. Hebron School 173 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair and will be followed by a book signing. Doors will open for seating at 7:15. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. Reservations will be held until 7:30, at which point seats will be released on a first come-first served basis.

“Behind the Words” an intimate reception with Anna Quindlen and Elisabeth Egan hosted by the Library Foundation will include wine and hors d’oeuvres; from  6:30-7:30 pm at the Bellevue Avenue Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue, next door to the Mt. Hebron Middle School. Tickets are $100 and $50. Click on the blue button to reserve your seat.

For more information, call 973-744-0500 x2235. To purchase a copy of Miller’s Valley, click here.

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of eight novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller’s Valley. 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.


* Online registration is now closed, but there may be seats at the door the day of the program. Come to the Mt. Hebron Auditorium after 7pm and put your name on the waiting list, we cannot however guarantee that there will be tickets available. Tickets will be released after 7:30 on a first come first served basis.

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Books available from
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Registration is full for this event. If this is a Kids & Family event, please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

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