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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
by Ann Patchett

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The New York Times bestselling author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto creates a resonant portrait of a life in this collection of writings on love, friendship, work, and art.

"The tricky thing about being a writer, or about being any kind of artist, is that in addition to making art you also have to make a living." Bringing her narrative gifts to bear on her own life, Ann Patchett uses insight and compassion to turn very personal experiences into stories that will resonate with every listener.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The New York Times bestselling author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto creates a resonant portrait of a life in this collection of writings on love, friendship, work, and art.

"The tricky thing about being a writer, or about being any kind of artist, is that in addition to making art you also have to make a living." Bringing her narrative gifts to bear on her own life, Ann Patchett uses insight and compassion to turn very personal experiences into stories that will resonate with every listener. These essays twine to create both a portrait of life and a philosophy of life. Obstacles that at first appear insurmountable--scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, opening an independent bookstore, and sitting down to write a novel--are eventually mastered with quiet tenacity and a sheer force of will. An irresistible blend of literature and memoir, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a unique examination of the heart, mind, and soul of one of our most revered and gifted writers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062282866
  • ISBN-10: 0062282867
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Page Count: 10


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs
Books > Literary Collections > Essays

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-02-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

Patchett’s collection of essays covers a variety of subjects including love, divorce, pets, writing, death, and a whole lot more. Fans and newcomers will find this a delightful mix of reflection, observation, amusement, and sincerity. In this audio edition, Patchett proves entirely capable as narrator and maintains listener attention for the duration. Her familiarity with each piece allows for great emphasis and timing, and provides for a smooth reading and intimate performance. Her voice also perfectly captures each essay’s tone, and she knows exactly how to deliver punch lines—which makes listening all the more enjoyable than reading. A Harper hardcover. (Nov.)

 
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