IN-PERSON: Susan Branch

We're delighted to welcome Susan Branch back to An Unlikely Story for an event to celebrate the release of her new book, Distilled Genius. We're calling the timing of the event "Twine", which is the time between tea and wine, you get to choose! We last saw Susan in a virtual event, her last of 2020. Now it's time to celebrate! Tea, wine and light snacks will be available for purchase at the event. 

Tickets to this event are $5.00 per person, and can be redeemed for $5.00 off your purchase of any of Susan's books available in-store the day of the event. The $5.00 coupon is only valid the day of the event and will be given to attendees at check-in.

Distilled Genius is a collection of life-changing quotations from Susan Branch, New York Times best-selling author. Like all of Susan’s books, Distilled Genius is charmingly handwritten and watercolored in Susan’s inimitable style, and, as with her other books, it tells a story. This is not just any quote book, but a forty-year carefully curated collection of quotes from Susan's lifelong search for deeper meaning, joy, and fulfillment in life ~ and her desire to share ~ from Mark Twain, to the Bhagavad Gita, from Anne Frank, and George Patton, to Marcus Aurelius, and Louisa May Alcott; from Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Maya Angelou, the Bible, and beyond. Reading about the struggles of others who, often against all odds, made something of their lives, gives us strength, and encourages us to make our own dreams a reality. Life-affirming, clever, poetic, heroic, hilarious, and human ~ hopeful words of wisdom, distilled into one book of Genius for all time. Distilled Genius is arranged in themes, such as “Secrets of Life,” “Writing and Writers,” “Creativity," and “Finding your Dreams,” to name a few; it's 272 pages of joy, just when we need to be reminded of who we are, where we came from, and what our future can be if we choose it. The power in words is endless, they make you think, and once in a while, they tell you that you were right all along (that’s when you truly understand the Genius part). Everything that’s needed to be said, has been said, by someone whose words carry weight, such as this quote by Joseph Campbell: “We have not even to risk the adventure alone for all the heroes of all time have gone before us.” Distilled Genius has a sewn-in ribbon bookmark, is proudly printed in the USA, and unlike an e-book, it comes complete with that beautiful new-book smell at no additional charge.

Susan Branch is the self-taught artist and author of the best-selling "Heart of the Home" lifestyle BOOKS all published by Little Brown and Company. From her studio overlooking her picket-fence garden in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Susan writes and paints about the "home arts" of cooking, gardening, sewing, family, best friends, entertaining and the little things that make life sweet. Her books are "homemade" as in, watercolored and completely hand-written.

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
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Distilled Genius - A Collection of Life-Changing Quotations By Susan Branch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996044066
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Published: Spring Street Publishing - September 15th, 2022

Martha's Vineyard - Isle of Dreams By Susan Branch, Susan Branch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Branch, Susan Branch (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780996044028
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Published: Spring Street Publishing - May 1st, 2016

A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside By Susan Branch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Branch (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780996044042
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Published: Spring Street Publishing - June 30th, 2017

Heart of the Home: Notes from a Vineyard Kitchen 30th Anniversary Edition By Susan Branch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996044035
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Published: Spring Street Publishing - September 1st, 2016