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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage Synopsis

Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, the gradual loss of her beloved grandmother, starting her own bookshop in Nashville, her love for her very special dog and, of course, her eventual happy marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a memoir both wide ranging and deeply personal, overflowing with close observation and emotional wisdom, told with wit, honesty and irresistible warmth.

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ISBN: 9781408842416
Publication date: 14th August 2014
Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Primary Genre Biographies & Autobiographies

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The Good Book Guide Review

Novelist Ann Patchett began her career writing articles for magazines, and as she met deadlines and shaped complex topics and situations to fit column inches, so she honed her craft, becoming adept at presenting the essence of a subject in succinct, elegant prose. This collection includes many highlights from her non-fiction pieces, and is in itself a partial memoir, ranging over many personal experiences from the writing of her first novel, a painful first marriage and a happy second one, a lately acquired love of opera, and a long-time love of dogs. Warm and wise, her articles are marked by their clarity and easy fluency, and are highly recommended.

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