Anna Quindlen - Miller's Valley
From the “Public and Private” commentary that won her a Pulitzer in 1992 to bestselling novels including One True Thing— the basis for a feature film—and Object Lessons, Quindlen has demonstrated a sharp insight into individuals as well as society. Her eighth novel tells the story of the Millers of Miller Valley—a family as rooted in the small Pennsylvania town as their name suggests. Narrated by Mimi, the matriarch, events from the 1960s to today repeatedly define and redefine ideas of home; for her father, it meant loyalty, a place he wouldn’t leave even when threatened by a flood. For his wife, it’s a gilded cage, while for her agoraphobic sister, home becomes a pathology. And for Mimi? Her narrative evokes home as a place no one ever really outgrows.
Quindlen will be in conversation with Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and author of ...And His Lovely Wife.