Ann Patchet Essays: May 2014 book selection


This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett is our selection for May. Here is the description from Amazon:

Blending literature and memoir, 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 a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett’s life. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, it covers a multitude of topics, including relationships with family and friends, and charts the hard work and joy of writing, and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore.

As she shares stories of the people, places, ideals, and art to which she has remained indelibly committed, Ann Patchett brings into focus the large experiences and small moments that have shaped her as a daughter, wife, and writer.

We had a nice meeting this last week discussing Birthday Letters  by Ted Hughes, and we had six different kinds of dark chocolate, and some nice cheese! I’ll announce the date for our next meeting soon; it will probably be in Mid May.

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2 Responses to Ann Patchet Essays: May 2014 book selection

  1. Amy O'Keefe says:

    Cool! I read Patchett’s book Bel Canto and really loved it. It was one of those books where you end up missing the characters when you’re done reading it. I haven’t been willing to re-read it for fear it wouldn’t be as wonderful the second time – though I think it would. Wish I were there for this book and the meeting.

  2. Amy O'Keefe says:

    Whoops – please forgive my misspelling of her name. Patchet. Patchet. Patchet.

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