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Ann Patchett

October 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome back to Tulsa bestselling author Ann Patchett for a celebration of her latest novel, the New York Times #1 bestseller, Tom Lake. The event will take place at All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave on Sunday October 29 at 7:00 pm.

This is a ticketed event, each ticket includes one (1) hardcover copy of Tom Lake ($30.00 value) and one (1) seat at the event on Sunday, October 29. The event is SOLD OUT

Early pickup is available for ticket holders at Magic City Books (221 E. Archer Street) until  Saturday 10/28.

Please have your ticket printed out or pulled up on your mobile device when picking up your book               Note: early pick-up is not required 

On Sunday Night

Doors open at 6:00pm and all seating is General Admission. This event will have a capacity crowd so please do not leave empty seats in the pews.

If you checked in in advance wear your wristband to the venue.

If you are checking in at the event, please have the QR code on your tickets available for scanning (either printed or digital)


Parking is available in the lot to the west of the building and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Please consider carpooling or using a ride-share service.

Ann will sign and personalize books after her conversation with Jeff Martin. The signing group order will be as follows:

  • Gold wristbands Round Table Members
  • Red wristbands (picked up in advance)
  • Lavender wristbands (picked up in advance)
  • Blue bookmarks (given at venue)

If you have a ticket and are unable to attend the event, you will be able to pick up your book at Magic City Books during normal business hours. The last day for ticket holders to pick up Tom Lake by Ann Patchett is Friday, December 8, 2023. We will make an effort to have signed books available for pickup but can not guarantee a signed copy.

About Tom Lake

In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.

“Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature.” —The Guardian

In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return to the family’s orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew.

Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. As in all of her novels, Ann Patchett combines compelling narrative artistry with piercing insights into family dynamics. The result is a rich and luminous story, told with profound intelligence and emotional subtlety, that demonstrates once again why she is one of the most revered and acclaimed literary talents working today.

Ann Patchett is the author of novels, works of nonfiction, and children’s books. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner, the Women’s Prize in the U.K., and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her novel The Dutch House was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. TIME magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. President Biden awarded her the National Humanities Medal in recognition of her contributions to American culture. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is the owner of Parnassus Books.


October 29, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


All Souls Unitarian Church
2952 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114 United States
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