It’s a sold out affair for the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition with its “2013 Love of Literacy” luncheon which will be held on Friday March 8 with the feature speaker being Ann Patchett at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
As it appears on the Coalition’s website, Ann Patchett is a noted American author of several outstanding works dear to the hearts of her readers. Her inaugural novel, The Patron Saint of Liars, was named a New York Times Notable Book for 1992. The Magician’s Assistant, earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship while her next novel, Bel Canto, won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002. It has sold over a million copies in the United States and has been translated into more than thirty languages.
Truth & Beauty, a memoir of her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy, won the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize. Her fourth novel, Run, was a New York Times Bestseller. Her latest work, State of Wonder, is a gripping adventure story and a profound look at difficult choices.
The attached list contains brief reviews of a few novels by Ann Patchett.
The Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition is a not for profit organization committed to ensuring that every resident of Palm Beach County, Florida is able to read. Their philosophy is best expressed by Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations: "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope... (it is) the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential."