She is the author of the novel This Vacant Paradise, the book according to The New York Times, is a modern take on Edith Wharton's "House of Mirth." San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "Patterson writes with the exuberance of a natural storyteller. Her cast is rich, her narrative sinuous and masterfully structured."Her book Drift, Published by Mariner Books, was selected by The San Francisco Chronicle as one of the best books of 2009. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the Southern Review.
She will be reading selections from her writings tomorrow at 11:15am in HSS 165. It's completely free and you'll learn a lot from this great writer. Since the seating is strictly on a first come, first served basis, remember to come early to save your seat.
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