Join Ann Packer for a reading and discussion of her new novel, The Childen’s Crusade, a captivating family saga spanning fifty years, skillfully examining domestic pain and longing. Michael Chabon describes The Children’s Crusade as a “daring, difficult and exhilarating feat.”In conversation with Meg Wolitzer, author, most recently, of the critically-acclaimed, The Interestings.Ann Packer is the acclaimed author of two collections of short fiction, Swim Back to Me and Mendocino and Other Stories, and two bestselling novels, Songs Without Words and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, which received the Kate Chopin Literary Award, among many other prizes and honors. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorkerand in the O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies, and her novels have been published around the world.Meg Wolitzer's novels include The Interestings; The Uncoupling; The Ten-Year Nap; The Position; and The Wife. She is also the author of a novel for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. Wolitzer's short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. In September 2013, along with singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche, she will be a guest artist in the Princeton Atelier program at Princeton University.