Author: Ann Patchett
Truth & Beauty

Truth & Beauty

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The publisher calls this "a tender, brutal book about loving a person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest." Add Audible Narration for $12.99. More info →
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The Magician’s Assistant

The Magician’s Assistant

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Kirkus Reviews says: "Having produced wonders in two earlier novels, Patchett here conjures up a striking tale of pain and enchantment as an L.A. woman, who lost the love of her life after a few short months of marriage, finds unexpected consolation from her husband's family--a family she never knew he had." Add Audible narration for $6.99. More info →
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The Getaway Car

The Getaway Car

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Patchett realized she wanted to be a writer about the same time she learned to ride a tricycle. In this mini-memoir, Patchett sketches a path from childhood all the way to the completion of her first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars. Stops along the way include her college years (complete with fabulous teachers), a failed marriage, the Iowa writing program, and a waitressing stint at TGIFriday’s. You’ll come away inspired to sit down at your keyboard and write. More info →
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Bel Canto

Bel Canto

$23.62$3.95
This oddly structured pageturner from Nashvillian Ann Patchett fuses opera and a hostage crisis–and surprisingly, it works. Japanese businessman and opera buff Katsumi Hosokawa is celebrating his birthday in an unnamed South American country, in the company of diplomats, government officials, and businessman. Mr. Hosokawa knows he's being shaken down for a large donation, but he can't resist attending, because the South Americans have secured a performance by legendary soprano Roxanne Coss. The country's president is unable to attend (he's much too interested in what happens on his favorite soap opera on Tuesday nights), and his fixation spares him from being taken hostage when the militant group La Familia storms the gathering. Intriguing, highly readable, and loosely based on a true story. More info →
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State of Wonder

State of Wonder

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This is one of my favorite Patchett novels, and it's been on my mind because of the terrific story about it in Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Add Audible narration for $9.95. More info →
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Commonwealth

Commonwealth

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Finally, a new Patchett novel! And one the author says is largely inspired by her own family history. In the early pages, two families fall apart. We spend the rest of the story examining how each of the family members put themselves back together after the break—or, in some cases, didn't. I would have read this just for Franny's storyline, and I would love to hear Patchett talk more about the inspiration for this particular character. A sad story, but a good one—and one you'll NEED to talk with other readers about. More info →
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

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From the publisher: "Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a 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." More info →
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The Patron Saint of Liars

The Patron Saint of Liars

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This is the strong debut from now-established novelist Patchett. I enjoyed this one, and recommend following it up with her mini-memoir The Getaway Car, where she tells the story of how the novel came to be. More info →
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