Knox Reads!

Knox Reads! is a community-reading event celebrating the work of one chosen author each fall. Ann Patchett, recipient of the 2014 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, will visit Gambier on October 25th, 2014 to give the keynote address at the Kenyon Review Literary Festival.

Knox Reads! Schedule of Events

Sept. 20–Oct. 22, 2014

Sept. 20, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Knox Reads! Kickoff at the Farmers’ Market on the Mount Vernon Public Square. Free copies of Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder will be distributed at the market and will also be available at Paragraphs Bookstore and the Kenyon College Bookstore.

Knox Reads! events will continue throughout September and October with book discussions, brown bag chats, and more. Please check back soon for a full schedule of events.

Acclaim for Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder

“Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can’t do?…Patchett’s last knockout pages proceed full-speed ahead, with more twists and turns and treachery than the Amazon River. Nothing is as it seems, and the ending is as shocking as it’s satisfying….[State of Wonder is] extraordinary.”
Boston Globe

“This is surely the smartest, most exciting novel of the summer.”
Washington Post

“An engaging, consummately told tale.”
New York Times

“An alluring interplay between civilization and wilderness, between aid and exploration.”
Wall Street Journal

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