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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

By Ann Patchett

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780062236678, 305pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

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Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author ofState of Wonder, Run, andBel Canto, examines her deepest commitments to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband creating a resonant portrait of a life inThis is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett's life. Stretching from her childhood to the present day, from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one, it covers a multitude of topics, including relationships with family and friends, and charts the hard work and joy of writing, and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore.

As she shares stories of the people, places, ideals, and art to which she has remained indelibly committed, Ann Patchett brings into focus the large experiences and small moments that have shaped her as a daughter, wife, and writer.



NPR
Thursday, Jan 23, 2014

Ann Patchett got married and divorced young. When she met the man who would eventually become her second husband she said: "I'll be true, I'll be faithful, I'll see you every day ... but I don't want to get married and I don't want to live together." Her new book is This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

Essay collections are underrated and often ignored in favor of short stories or novels. But in the hands of a writer as practiced as Ann Patchett, critic Maureen Corrigan says the essay becomes an expansive storytelling vessel. Patchett's new book is This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage. More at NPR.org

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