This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 458 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062278533
  • 9780062278531
  • 734,784

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A Globe & Mail 100 Selection

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.

In This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, Ann Patchett brings her narrative gifts to bear on her own life, using insight and compassion to turn very personal experiences into stories that will resonate with every reader. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, she 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.
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Review quote

"The best advertisement for Ann Patchett's new collection of nonfiction is anything else Ms. Patchett has written...Ms. Patchett's style is not overly confessional, but it is beguiling in ways that make her sound like someone you'd want to know."--New York Times
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17,876 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 34% (6,057)
4 42% (7,452)
3 19% (3,309)
2 4% (779)
1 2% (279)
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