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Book Launch: Dragonfly Notes

  • Barnes & Noble, Augsburg College 610 22nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454 (map)

Celebrate the launch of celebrated author, Anne Panning's debut memoir, Dragonfly Notes: On Distance and Loss. Anne will be reading and signing copies.


About the Book:

When a seemingly routine medical procedure results in her mother’s premature death, Anne Panning is left reeling. In her first full-length memoir, the celebrated essayist  draws on decades of memory and experience as she pieces together the hard truths about her own past and her mother’s.

We follow Panning’s winding path from rural Minnesota to the riverbanks of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and all the way back again—a stark, poignant tale of two women deeply connected, yet somehow forever apart. Dragonfly Notes is a testament to the prevailing nature of love, whether in the form of a rediscovered note, a sudden moment of unexpected recall, or sometimes, simply, the sight a dragonfly flitting past.

Earlier Event: March 10
#AWP2018
Later Event: September 29
Dragonfly Notes House Party!