A Novel November with Anna Quindlen


Anna Quindlen will be the featured author for The Peters Township Library Foundation’s 3rd annual Novel November on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the event will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 12 noon online at https://www.showclix.com/event/anna-quindlen. A limited of number of tickets will be available to purchase at the Library Services Desk.

Ticket prices are $60 for VIP, $20 for Adult General Admission, and $5 for Student General Admission. General Admission tickets for adults/students will be sold at the door that evening if available. The venue for this event will be the Peters Township High School Auditorium at 264 East McMurray Road in McMurray. Doors open for General Admission at 6:15 p.m. An ASL interpreter will be provided at the event. A book signing will follow the program. Books will be sold by Riverstone Books.

VIP tickets will include:

  1. A Pre-event reception/book signing with Anna Quindlen from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
  2. Passed hors-d’oeuvres by Chef Garnett Livingston of La Maison
  3. VIP reserved seating
  4. Your choice of one of six Anna Quindlen titles, selected during the ticket purchase process

About Anna Quindlen
Bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic Anna Quindlen has appeared in some of America’s most influential newspapers, magazines, and prominent fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists.

Even before blogs existed, she was the go-to writer for millions of readers on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life. Bringing to the stage her ability to balance the political with the personal, Quindlen discusses every aspect of our culture from work-life balance and education to health care, philanthropy, and social justice.

Quindlen’s newest New York Times bestseller, Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparentingcelebrates the love and joy and many lessons learned from being a grandmother. Her latest bestselling novel, Alternate Side, is a provocative look at what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning.  

Thirteen of Quindlen’s books, including seven of her novels, have appeared on The New York Times Best Sellers list. One True Thing became a feature film starring Renee Zellweger and Meryl Streep, and Black and Blue was made into a TV movie. Her book,  A Short Guide to A Happy Life, sold well over one million copies. 

Quindlen’s memoir on aging, Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list, while her follow-up bestseller, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, debuted at #3. 

One of the top “100 Outstanding Journalists in the United States of the Last 100 Years,” Quindlen began her career at age 18 as a copy girl. She spent three years as a reporter for The New York Post before moving to The New York Times in 1977. Working her way up The Times’ masthead, Quindlen wrote the “About New York” column, served as deputy metropolitan editor, and created the weekly “Life in the 30’s” column. 

In 1990, Quindlen became the third woman in The New York Times’ history to write for its influential Op-Ed page. Her nationally syndicated column “Public and Private” won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992, and then, Quindlen wrote the “Last Word” column for Newsweek for 10 years. 

Quindlen serves on the Board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and is an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow. The Child Welfare League of America established “The Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism on Behalf of Children and Families.” She holds honorary degrees from more than 20 colleges and universities.