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Anna Quindlen named Bucks Book Festival keynote speaker

Anna Quindlen, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary will serve as Keynote Author for the Bucks County Book Festival.

“A Conversation with Anna Quindlen” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Salem United Church of Christ, 186 E. Court St., Doylestown.

A novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists, Quindlen is the author of nine novels – “Object Lessons,” “One True Thing,” “Black and Blue,” “Blessings” “Rise and Shine,” “Every Last One,’ “Still Life with Bread Crumbs,” “Miller’s Valley” and “Alternate Side” – and nine books of nonfiction.

Her memoir, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book, “A Short Guide to a Happy Life,” has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times, Quindlen won the Pulitzer Prize.

“A Conversation with Anna Quindlen” is a ticketed event. Ticket prices include a choice of book: $30 includes a copy of Quindlen’s latest book, “Nanaville,” available in hardcover only; and $20 includes a choice of “Alternate Side,” “Lots of Candles,” “Plenty of Cake,” “Miller’s Valley,” “A Short Guide to a Happy Life” or “Still Life with Breadcrumbs.”
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The Bucks County Book Festival, taking place Oct. 12 and 13 in Doylestown, is a two-day celebration connecting authors and book lovers young and old. It features professionally published authors with author panels and book signings plus writers’ and illustrators’ workshops, Kids Book Fest and Fire Prevention Open House, Books ‘N Brew, vendors, and more. Most events are free.