March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An Evening With Anna Quindlen
Books & Books and the Hub at Temple Beth Am present…
AN EVENING WITH ANNA QUINDLEN
in conversation with Stacey Mindich
discussing After Annie
(Random House, $30.00)
Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM
Address: Frankel Center for Performing Arts at the Hub at Temple Beth Am | 5950 N. Kendall Drive, Pinecrest, FL 33156.
Books & Books and the Hub are delighted to host Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen for After Annie (Random House, $30.00).
Quindlen’s trademark wisdom on family, friendship, and the ties that bind us are at the center of After Annie, her newest novel about the power of love to transcend loss and triumph over adversity.
Ticket includes one signed book!
About the Book:
“A new Anna Quindlen novel is always cause for celebration. After Annie might just be my favorite one yet. It’s a beautiful and deeply moving story about love, loss, friendship, marriage, family and community from one of our wisest chroniclers of modern life. I treasured every page.”
—J Courtney Sullivan
When Annie Brown dies suddenly, her husband, her four young children and her closest friend are left to struggle without the woman who centered their lives. Bill Brown finds himself overwhelmed, and Annie’s best friend Annemarie is lost to old bad habits without Annie’s support. It is Annie’s daughter, Ali, forced to try to care for her younger brothers and even her father, who manages to maintain some semblance of their former lives for them all, and who confronts the complicated truths of adulthood.
Yet over the course of the next year, while Annie looms large in their memories, all three are able to grow, to change, even to become stronger and more sure of themselves. The enduring power Annie gave to those who loved her is the power to love, and to go on without her.
Written in Quindlen’s emotionally resonant voice, and with her deep and generous understanding of people, AFTER ANNIE is a story that ends with hope, a beautiful novel about how adversity can change us in profound ways.
About the Author:
Anna Quindlen is the author of many bestselling books including the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Rise and Shine, the #1 bestselling memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life. Her other novels include Blessings, One True Thing, the Oprah Book Club Selection Black and Blue, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs.
About the Moderator:
Stacey Mindich is a Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning theatrical producer and writer. As sole lead producer, she nurtured the global hit Dear Evan Hansen through an eight-year development to acclaimed Broadway, National Tour and West End runs. The show broke countless box office records, initiated a national conversation about mental health, won six Tony Awards (including Best Musical), three Olivier Awards and a Grammy Award. The musical is now poised to begin an international rollout, while also touring the United States.
Stacey has produced more than 20 plays and musicals, on and off Broadway, and was the recipient of the 2016 Robert Whitehead Award for Excellence in Commercial Producing, The Actor’s Fund 2021 Medal of Honor, and a 2022 Lilly Award, for championing female theater artists. She was awarded the George Arents’ Award, Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor in 2022 and delivered the commencement address at Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Publications in 2016.