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A gripping story from beginning to end about family relationships, aspirations and dreams. Patchett creates brilliant multi-faceted characters and keeps your attention with such great plot and story telling that you will be up until the wee small hours.

If you like Ann Patchett you might also like to read books by Jane Hamilton, Jane Urquhart and Louise Erdrich.

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Run by Ann Patchett

Tip and Teddy are becoming men under the very eyes of their adoptive father, Bernard Doyle. A student at Harvard, Tip is happiest in a lab, whilst Teddy thinks he has found his calling in the Church, and both are increasingly strained by their father’s protective plans for them. But when they are involved in an accident on an icy road, the Doyles are forced to confront certain truths about their lives, how the death of Doyle’s wife Bernadette has affected the family, and an anonymous figure who is always watching.

Reviews

‘Enthralling … It’s a skilled piece of writing, a jigsaw narrative that leaps from one character to another with apparent seamlessness’ Observer

‘A spectacular read … Full of suspense, exciting and unpredictable, this is a novel that keeps you guessing until the end’ Sunday Express

‘Her books are so warm, so overflowing with love and affection, that when you’ve finished reading one your first inclination is to embrace it’ Guardian

‘Patchett’s mastery means there are no slips on the ice for her readers … It is a long time since I have read such a delicately nuanced novel, where the overall pleasure lies simply in reading an award-winning writer at the top of her game’ Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is the author of four previous novels, including Bel Canto, which won the Orange prize. She writes for the New York Times Magazine, Elle, GQ, The Paris Review and Vogue. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Run, published by Bloomsbury in August 2007, and in paperback in June 2008, is a moving story of overlapping lives.

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Fellow novelist KERRY REICHS on ANN PATCHETT

Pretty much anything Ann Patchett ever wrote is a sure thing in my book. I first read Bel Canto, and quickly followed it with everything else. Patchett’s sharp eyes don’t miss much when observing the intensity of relationships and human emotion. She has a deft touch for showing without over-telling, and providing readers with a view straight to the heart of a diverse array of people. Her novel Run is a welcome reminder that there exist good people trying to good in the world, and you feel better for having read it.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd June 2008

Author

Ann Patchett

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780747593225

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