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Ann Patchett’s THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE


Her latest book is a collection of her non fiction writing. But this isn’t ‘a best’ of collection. The stories, articles, speeches and essays collected here are put together in a way that forms the story of Ann’s life. We get a unique insight into her life and career as a writer as well as her family, her childhood, her hometown, her friendships and her marriages.

Each piece is written with Ann’s unique honesty and clarity. I especially loved her insights into how she became a writer and her writing process. The title piece is quite simply beautiful and is a must read for anyone who doesn’t understand why marriage and marriage equality is important. I am flicking through the book now trying to choose my other favourite pieces and I really can’t separate them. And putting them together as a whole is really something special.

I am not a reader of biographies, autobiographies or memoirs but the way this book has been put together I think makes this book a much more intimate and honest portrait of a writer; her art, her craft and her life all mixed together. And I’ve already got her other non fiction book Truth And Beauty in my pile ready to go.


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ISBN: 9781408844540 ISBN-10: 1408844540 Classification: Autobiography: general , Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers Format: Paperback (234mm x 153mm x mm) Pages: 320 Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publish Date: 7-Nov-2013 Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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