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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage - Ann Patchett

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

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Published: 1st November 2013
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer.

Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, the gradual loss of her beloved grandmother, starting her own bookshop in Nashville, her love for her very special dog and, of course, her eventual happy marriage.

About the Author

Ann Patchett is the author of six novels and three books of non-fiction. She has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction three times; with The Magician’s Assistant in 1998, winning the prize with Bel Canto in 2002, and was most recently shortlisted with State of Wonder in 2012. She is also the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Karl, and their dog Sparky.

PRAISE FOR STATE OF WONDER: 'Riverting and supremely moving Maggie O'Farrell A triumph and Patchett's best book yet Guardian The best book I have read all year. It made me laugh and weep and left me in a state of wonder: perfect from first page to last ... [a] masterpiece Emma Donoghue Riveting and visceral Independent There is a stillness and beauty to Ann Patchett's writing that takes the breath away The Times Every so often I read something that makes me want to press it ferverantly and evangelliacally onto everyone I meet ... I loved this Joanna Trollope, Sunday Telegraph

Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is the author of five novels: the New York Times bestselling Run; The Patron Saint of Liars, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Taft, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; The Magician’s Assistant; and Bel Canto, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, the BookSense Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of two works of nonfiction: the New York Times bestselling Truth & Beauty and What Now? Patchett has written for many publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, Gourmet, the New York Times, Vogue, and the Washington Post. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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ISBN: 9781408844540
ISBN-10: 1408844540
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st November 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1