Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Ann Patchett

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

Author: Ann Patchett
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Book Title
Truth & Beauty: A Friendship
Author
Ann Patchett
ISBN
9780060572150
What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honor for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In Truth & Beauty, her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Ann Patchett shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work was. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long, cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this book shows us what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined. This is 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. A Freshman Common Read at Miami University (with Autobiography of a Face), Clemson CollegeBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Ann PatchettPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 04/05/2005ISBN: 9780060572150Pages: 272Weight: 0.47lbsSize: 8.02h x 5.40w x 0.69dReview Citations: New York Times 05/08/2005 pg. 28Ingram Advance 04/01/2005 pg. 48 - Best Of The Best/Highly RecommendedAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 101803 / Truth and Beauty: A FriendshipReading Level: 6.5 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 13

What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honor for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In Truth & Beauty, her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Ann Patchett shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together.

Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work was. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long, cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this book shows us what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined.

This is 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.

A Freshman Common Read at Miami University (with Autobiography of a Face), Clemson College

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 04/05/2005
ISBN: 9780060572150
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.47lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.40w x 0.69d

Review Citations: New York Times 05/08/2005 pg. 28
Ingram Advance 04/01/2005 pg. 48 - Best Of The Best/Highly Recommended

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 101803 / Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
Reading Level: 6.5 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 13

What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honor for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In Truth & Beauty, her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Ann Patchett shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together.

Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work was. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long, cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this book shows us what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined.

This is 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.

A Freshman Common Read at Miami University (with Autobiography of a Face), Clemson College

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 04/05/2005
ISBN: 9780060572150
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.47lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.40w x 0.69d

Review Citations: New York Times 05/08/2005 pg. 28
Ingram Advance 04/01/2005 pg. 48 - Best Of The Best/Highly Recommended

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 101803 / Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
Reading Level: 6.5 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 13