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This Is the Story of A Happy Marriage

Patchett, Ann (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
This Is the Story of A Happy Marriage
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Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments-- to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband-- creating a resonant portrait of her life.
Authors: Patchett, Ann
Title: This is the story of a happy marriage
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: x, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Nonfiction, an introduction
How to read a Christmas story
The getaway car : a practical memoir about writing and life
The sacrament of divorce
The Paris match
This dog's life
The best seat in the house
My road to Hell was paved
Tennessee
On responsibility
The wall
Fact vs. fiction
My life in sales
"The love between the two women is not normal"
The right to read
Do not disturb
Introduction to "The Best American Short Stories 2006"
Love sustained
The bookstore strikes back
This is the story of a happy marriage
Our deluge, drop by drop
Dog without end
The mercies
Summary: Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments-- to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband-- creating a resonant portrait of her life.
ISBN: 0062236679
9780062236678
9780062320384
9780062292469
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Patchett
Subject Headings: Patchett, Ann Patchett, Ann Family Authors, American 20th century Biography BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Topical Term: Authors, American
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Literary
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Aug 17, 2014
  • CPL_Laura rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There ought be a better word than essay for essays this engaging, the best of which rival Patchett's finest fiction. I loved the piece on how she came to own her dog, in which she cops to bad behavior. And The Getaway Car, in which she (gently) mocks a class of undergrads who pretentiously whine about writers' block, should be required reading for aspiring writers. The lovely title piece recounts the circuitous route to her present marriage (including a brief affair with a writer named David, who sounds suspiciously like David Foster Wallace).

May 12, 2014
  • LPL_PolliK rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gorgeous to read, funny and touching. Short stories about writing and books and love and friendship and pets. Beautiful and well-paced.

"I'm never lonely when I'm around books. It's the world of endless possibility and opportunity to be in that building full of books."

http://www.npr.org/2014/01/23/265228054/patchett-in-bad-relationships-there-comes-a-day-when-you-gotta-go

To provide her with an income to support her fiction writing, Ann Patchett wrote many articles over the years for a wide variety of publications--Vogue, The New York Times, The Bark-- on a number of subjects: her beautiful dog Rose; the start-up of her book store; how to write; how to have a happy marriage; and many other topics. She is smart, funny, opinionated, candid, and a wonderful writer. Patchett makes great company, and this reads like a conversation with a like-minded friend. Highly recommended with a glass of wine or a cup of tea, and a cozy spot to curl up.

Dec 27, 2013
  • DellaV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a collection of essays by the author, previously published elsewhere. Most of the stories are not all that interesting; however, they are well-written. I gave this book many stars based solely on the story of her marriage, for it's raw honesty and beauty.

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Dec 27, 2013
  • DellaV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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