World-renowned, best-selling author Ann Patchett comes to Arlington, VA.

Local independent bookstore, One More Page Books, and Arlington Public Library welcome author Ann Patchett for a book discussion and signing of “Commonwealth.”

Online PR News – 30-August-2016 – Arlington, VA – One More Page Books, an independent, neighborhood-oriented bookstore, and Arlington Public Library are honored to co-host a book talk and signing for international best-selling author Ann Patchett and her newest release, “Commonwealth,” on Thursday, September 15th at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Kenmore Middle School Auditorium, located at 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA 22204. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Patchett’s newest book, “Commonwealth,” spans five decades and explores how a chance encounter in California reverberates throughout the lives of four parents and six children spending their summers in Virginia. Told with equal measures humor and heartbreak, “Commonwealth” is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories, a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us to one another.

While not required, it is highly encouraged that attendees register for the event as well as pre-order a copy of “Commonwealth” online at One More Page Books will also be on-site during the event offering copies of Patchett’s books for sale and signature.

About Ann Patchett
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Patchett has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book Sense Book of the Year, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize, The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the American Bookseller’s Association’s Most Engaging Author Award, and the Women’s National Book Association’s Award.

Patchett is the author of seven novels: “The Patron Saint of Liars,” “Taft,” “The Magician’s Assistant,” “Bel Canto,” “Run,” “State of Wonder,” and “Commonwealth.” She was the editor of “Best American Short Stories, 2006” and has also written three nonfiction books: “Truth & Beauty,” “What Now?” and “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.” Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

In 2011, along with her business partner Karen Hayes, Patchett opened an independent bookstore, Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN, where she resides with her husband and their dog, Sparky. More information about the author can be found at

About One More Page Books & More
One More Page Books is located at 2200 North Westmoreland Street in Arlington, VA, and carries more than 6,000 quality titles for adults and children, wine, beer, chocolates, greeting cards and more. Store hours are from 10 am – 8 pm on Monday through Saturday and from 12 noon – 5 pm on Sunday. More information can be found on the store’s website,

About Arlington Public Library
The Arlington Public Library provides access to information, creates connections among people and promotes reading and culture--for every Arlingtonian and other patrons. More information can be found on the library’s website: