Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Slow Regard of Silent Things and The Name of the Wind

Event date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

In partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival, A Room of One's Own is delighted to present Patrick Rothfuss for a reading of The Slow Regard of Silent Things.  The reading will be held at 7pm at Madison's Central Library on the 3rd floor. Pat will also be at A Room of One's Own during the day from 2:00-4:00pm to participate in Indies First, in which authors support their local independent bookstores by signing books and recommending great reads to our customers as part of Small Business Saturday. His staff will also be on hand to sell calendars, the proceeds of which will go directly to Pat's charity Worldbuilders, benefitting Heifer International.

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.  Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.  

The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows....

In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin to awesome parents. After nine years at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he accidentally had enough credits to graduate with an English degree.  Patrick then went to grad school.  He’d rather not talk about it.  In March 2007, The Name of the Wind was published and met with surprising success. In the years since, it has been translated into 30 languages, won all manner of awards, and become a bestseller in several countries. After a great deal of work and a few raised eyebrows from his patient editor, Wise Man’s Fear came out in March 2011, immediately hitting #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.  When not working on the third book of the series, Pat plays with his children, makes mead, and runs Worldbuilders, a geek-centered charity which raises money for Heifer International.

Event address: 
Madison Central Library, 3rd Floor
201 W Mifflin St
Madison, WI 53703-2218
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ISBN: 9780756410438
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Published: Daw Books - October 28th, 2014