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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.
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.
‘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
Publication date: 02/06/2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||2nd June 2008|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
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. Author photo © Melissa Ann Pinney 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’...More About Ann Patchett