This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Paperback)Ann Patchett (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
The pieces collected in This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage have exactly the tone of a good story told at a convivial dinner party, by someone who has told it often enough to have the timing down cold and who happily caters to her audience's desire ... Patchett writes gracefully -- Laura Miller * Guardian *
She has an authoritative, straightforward voice in exploring some of the milestones of her life ... A memoir about her friendship with the deeply tortured writer Lucy Grealy, form the most telling and moving selections ... Many of these selections reveal a candid, evolved self-reflection * Publishers Weekly *
Witty, warm reflections on life, love and art of fiction ... she speaks about the love and happiness of her second and enduring marriage with immense beauty and insight, and without an iota of smugness -- Arifa Akbar * Independent *
Electrically entertaining ... Each of these essays feels fresh and bright and, just as importantly, they seem to fit together to achieve a fascinating whole ... Funny, generous, spirited and kind * Julie Myerson, The Times *
Patchett's style at its best -- Matilda Bathurst * Spectator *
A brilliant mix of moving memoir and deeply personal essays ... consoling, inspiring, but, above all, true -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday *
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