Saturday, October 6, 2007

Patricia Hampl at Fitzgerald Theater Sunday, October 7


Time: Sunday, October 7, 2007 7:00 PM

Location: Fitzgerald Theater, 10 East Exchange St., St. Paul, MN 55101

St. Paul's Patricia Hampl revisits her Midwestern girlhood in her new memoir, THE FLORIST'S DAUGHTER. With Musical guest Dan Chouinard.

Tickets at the Fitzgerald Box Office- 651-290-1221.

CGB Manager Sue had this to say about "The Florist's Daughter," Patricia Hampl's latest memior: "Even if this wasn't written by one of our favorite authors I would love this book. A bittersweet memoir (life recollected while she keeps watch at her mother's death bed) that is a wonderful snapshot of growing up in mid-century St. Paul. I finished this book with a feeling of having spent a lovely afternoon with a good friend."

And a recent New York Times Sunday Book Review this: " the end, Hampl’s honest examination of her own life makes 'The Florist’s Daughter' a wonder of a memoir. A conflicted daughter, a begrudging Midwesterner and a woman who has been besotted by illusions, Hampl proves that the material closest to home is often the richest. Her mother, who complained that her daughter never confided in her, who wanted her daughter to open her 'cold heart,' said upon learning that Hampl was writing this book: 'Good. It’s about time.' I think you will find that Mary Catherine Ann Teresa Eleanor Marum Hampl was right." Read the full New York Times interview by Danielle Trussoni here and look for more upcoming events through CGB here, including SARAH SUSANKA and CHUCK BROWN before mid-month.

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