Tickets Required: Off the Shelf with Charles Frazier

Event date: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

OFF THE SHELF: Authors in Conversation is 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.

Tickets are required for this event and space is limited. Tickets for are now available in our Saratoga Springs, NY location, or by phone at 518-682-4200. Web sales are no longer available.

Please note that our store will be closed on Sunday, April 1 for Easter Sunday. Ticket sales will resume by phone and in the store at 10 am on Monday, April 2.

Join Charles Frazier, the National Book Award-winning author of Cold Mountain as he discusses his new book, Varina, with Joe Donahue of WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on? In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War.

Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history--culpable regardless of her intentions.

Intimate in its detailed observations of one woman's tragic life and epic in its scope and power, Varina is a novel of an American war and its aftermath. Ultimately, the book is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.

TICKET INFORMATION: $5: Admission for one to the event. Can be redeemed for $5 off a hardcover copy of Varina the night of the event. 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I you purchased a ticket online, your invoice is your ticket. Your invoice will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours of your purchase. Please print it out and bring with you to the event. If you do not receive an invoice, please contact Liz Barnum at or 800.437.3700. Varina will be published on April 3rd, we have special permission to sell it starting April 2nd, the night of the event.

Can't attend the event, but still want an autographed copy? Order the book here on our website, and use the notes field to indicate that you want an autographed copy.

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Varina: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062405982
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - April 3rd, 2018

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