Beloved bestselling author Anna Quindlen will join us to discuss her new book Nanaville with Joe Donahue of WAMC Northeast Public Radio as part of our Off the Shelf series on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm in Gannett Auditorium, in Skidmore College's Palamountain Hall. Click here for a campus map. This event is presented in partnership with the Gender Studies Program at Skidmore College.
Tickets are required for this event and space is limited. Click here for tickets.
- $35.00: 1 Seat, 1 Book: Admission for one to the event & one hardcover copy of "Nanaville" - click here to purchase
- $45.00: 2 Seats, 1 Book: Bring a Friend! Admission for two to the event & one hardcover copy of "Nanaville" - click here to purchase
A bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling author
Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she’s taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful, and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. She writes, “Where I once led, I have to learn to follow.” Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: “Did they ask you?”
Candid, funny, frank, and illuminating, Quindlen’s singular voice has never been sharper or warmer. With the same insights she brought to motherhood in "Living Out Loud" and to growing older in "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake," this new nana uses her own experiences to illuminate those of many others.
OFF THE SHELF: Authors in Conversation - a partnership between the Northshire Bookstore and WAMC Northeast Public Radio - a live stage event featuring Joe Donahue of The Book Show interviewing authors. Each event is taped and later aired on WAMC, reaching thousands of listeners.
Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Miller’s Valley, and Alternate Side. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 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.