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This is the story of a happy marriage

by Patchett, Ann (Author)

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Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments-- to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband-- creating a resonant portrait of her life. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Nonfiction, an introduction
  • How to read a Christmas story
  • The getaway car : a practical memoir about writing and life
  • The sacrament of divorce
  • The Paris match
  • This dog's life
  • The best seat in the house
  • My road to Hell was paved
  • Tennessee
  • On responsibility
  • The wall
  • Fact vs. fiction
  • My life is sales
  • "The love between the two women is not normal"
  • The right to read
  • Do not disturb
  • Introduction to "The Best American Short Stories 2006"
  • Love sustained
  • The bookstore strikes back
  • This is the story of a happy marriage
  • Our deluge, drop by drop
  • Dog without end
  • The mercies.