These Precious Days (Hardback)Ann Patchett (author)
In this stunning collection of essays and memoir, shot through with feeling and honesty, the award-winning author of the former Waterstones Book of the Month The Dutch House reflects on failure, success, family and friendships in masterfully crafted prose.
An irresistible collection of essays and memoir from the internationally bestselling, Women's Prize-winning author of The Dutch House.
Any story that starts will also end.
As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this as she explores family, friendship, marriage, failure, success, and what it all means.
Ranging from the personal - her portrait of the three men she called her fathers; how a chance encounter with Tom Hanks led to one of the most important friendships of her life; how to answer when someone asks why you don't have children - to the sublime - the unexpected influence of Snoopy; the importance of knitting; the pleasure to be found in children's books - each essay transforms the particular into the universal, letting us all see our own worlds anew.
Illuminating, penetrating, funny and generous, These Precious Days is joyful time spent in the company of one of our greatest living authors.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'Patchett's essays are both sharp and humane... like a hugely enjoyable conversation with a particularly brilliant friend' - Sadie Jones
'I am counting down to the release of These Precious Days. I adore everything she writes but especially her essays, which are always profound and clever, and funny and wise' - Meg Mason
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I’ve read all of Patchett’s novels and am a great champion of selling her books in our store. What I didn’t expect is how much I enjoyed the little snippets from her life. These range from the very personal; her... More
“These Precious Days”
A collection of essays, each based on true events from Ann Patchett’s life. At times amusing, sometimes sad, but overwhelmingly heart-warming. Patchett is refreshingly open about her decision not to have children, and... More
This is a varied and lovely collection of reflective essays written by Ann Patchett over the years. I think one of the things I’ll take away from this is what a wonderful, warm hearted and generous person she is.... More
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