This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Compact Disc)

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Staff Reviews

Open this book and look through a personal window into the life of one of our favorite authors. Told through a collection of 22 essays, Patchett comments on life, marriage (obviously), writing and even book selling. With great humor and emotion, readers are treated to a perfect blend of literature and memoir. (Amanda)

Indie Next List

November 2013
Readers familiar with Patchett's fiction, from The Patron Saint of Liars to Bel Canto and State of Wonder, treasure her imaginative and heartfelt stories. Truth & Beauty, her memoir of her friendship with Lucy Grealy, defines loyalty and friendship. Now, in this essay collection, she confirms what her readers have always known: we would love to be her neighbor, knowing that she would wash our mud-soaked clothes in her dry laundry room after a flood; we would share her heartbreak when her dog Rosie died; we would cheer her feisty dedication to uncensored reading and bookselling. The story of her happy marriage is one her fans will savor. Patchett deserves this joy. -- Cheryl McKeon, Book Passage, San Francisco, CA


Product Details ISBN-10: 006235566X
ISBN-13: 9780062355669
Published: HarperAudio, 10/01/2014
Language: English