Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ann Patchett at Town Hall

We recently saw author Ann Patchett speaking at Town Hall, Seattle. I LOVE Bel Canto and knew Patchett could spin a good yarn, but I didn't expect her to be so funny! Her latest book, State of Wonder, is set in the Amazon and she read a riveting passage about a wrestling match with an Anaconda. When asked if her characters ever just take over, she replied, "Nope. I'm driving this bus." Does she ever thinks about them once the book is finished? "Sorry, no. Once the book is done, so am I." I was totally going to ask her if Roxanne ever missed Gen.

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