Novelist Ann Beattie on Pat Nixon

Ann Beattie’s writing has always reflected her interest in minor or marginalized characters. Now, with Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines A Life, Beattie sets her sights on one of America’s most famous marginalized characters, Pat Nixon, to create a startlingly original exploration of an elusive icon. Mrs. Nixon is both a riveting exploration of one of the most mysterious public figures in American history and an intriguing and revelatory look at how a writer creates and imagines a life.

Beattie discusses the book at New Dominion Bookshop on the Downtown Mall on Tuesday, November, 22 at 5:30pm