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National Writers Series: Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett (l) and Erin Anderson Whiting (r)
Ann Patchett (l) and Erin Anderson Whiting (r)

Ann Patchett is the author of 14 books, including the novels “Commonwealth,” “Bel Canto,” “The Patron Saint of Liars,” and her latest, “Tom Lake.” It tells the story of a northern Michigan family that owns a cherry orchard. While sheltering in place during the pandemic, the three daughters ask their mother about her youthful love affair with a now-famous actor. Ann talked with her friend and charitable giving specialist Erin Anderson Whiting at the City Opera House in Traverse City.

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