Sponsor: Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community
Venue: Rappahannock Library
Where: 4 Library Road, Washington, VA
The next Second Friday Talk will be held October 12 (8pm, at the library) and will feature the much admired essayist Marion Winik. She will talk about her brand-new book, The Baltimore Book of the Dead, which is a collection of mini-essays about people (and a pet or two) whose lives touched hers in a deep way and who have now died. Winik reports that she has included a couple of Rappahannock portraits in her gallery.
Winik's elegant prose has won her countless fans. Her books are sad and funny and smart, often in the same breath. "You'll want to read The Baltimore Book of the Dead as slowly as possible," the novelist Ann Patchett wrote, "because every observation is a marvel, every sentence a heartbreak or a revelation of joy. This book is both brief and miraculous, and it will be finished before you're ready to let it go. Like life."
Winik was a contributor to All Things Considered for many years, and her new book is her tenth. It is a sequel to 2005's Glen Rock Book of the Dead.
The talk is free. All are welcome.
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