An Evening with Ann Patchett Presented by Milwaukee Film and Boswell Books

Join us for an enchanting evening with renowned author Ann Patchett as she delves into the captivating world of her latest literary masterpiece, "Tom Lake". Every attendee will take home a signed copy of Ann Patchett's Tom Lake. Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with the author and immerse yourself in the magic of storytelling at its finest.

"Tom Lake" takes place in the spring of 2020. Lara's three daughters return to their family's orchard in Northern Michigan, prompting them to ask their mother about her past romance with a famous actor named Peter Duke from their time at a theater company called Tom Lake. Lara's recollection of this past love story leads her daughters to reflect on their own lives and their relationship with their mother, challenging their perspectives on the world. "Tom Lake" explores themes of youthful romance and married love, as well as the hidden lives of parents. Ann Patchett's novel combines compelling storytelling with deep insights into family dynamics, offering a poignant and intelligent narrative that showcases her acclaimed literary talent.


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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