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.

Title:This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062236678
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  • Diane

    O Ann Patchett, how I adore thee. This is a marvelous collection of essays from one of my favorite writers, most of which I had never read before. Before becoming a bestselling novelist, Patchett made...

  • Danielle

    This was not what I expected. Rather than one story, it’s a compilation of essays and life experiences. Some stories were amazingly compelling and others just kinda boring. This is a right down the ...

  • Glenn Sumi

    This is the story of a happy reader. Ann Patchett is best known as a novelist (Bel Canto, State Of Wonder). But as she proves here and in her memoir Truth & Beauty , she’s also a brilliant non-fi...

  • Frances

    Disclaimer: after meeting Ann Patchett, I am head over heels. I've loved her writing since Bel Canto, but I've gained a new level of appreciation for her since hearing her speak. She is charming, grac...

  • Cathrine ??

    I laughed, I cried, I pondered. I ended up feeling like my heart expanded. Read by the author in a warm, engaging, candid manner, in my opinion an audio book on my walks doesn't get better than this....

  • Yaaresse

    I suspect the praise for this book comes from one (or both) of two camps: 1. Women who have read and loved Patchett's novels and are die-hard fangirls. 2. Women who desperately dream of being writers ...

  • Larry H

    Many people ask me how I select the books I read. Sometimes they've been recommended by someone else whose preferences are similar to mine, or I've read enthusiastic reviews about them. In other cases...

  • Debbie

    Since “State of Wonder” is one of my absolute favorite books, I of course had to read this new book of essays. It did not disappoint; her way with words makes me feel all happy and fulfilled. She ...

  • ?Karen

    I've something of a curiosity about what makes writers tick, from where do they get their inspiration. Like Anna Quindlen, Ann Patchett not only writes tremendous fiction, she gets an A+ for her non-f...

  • JanB

    The title is a tad misleading. This is a compilation of various articles the author has written over the years for various publications. The first few were about her experiences on becoming an author....