Monday, July 21, 2014
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
This is a collection of essays written by Ann Patchett over several decades. In addition to being a fiction writer, Ann "cut her teeth" and supported herself by being a non-fiction writer for magazines. Being used to her novels, I wasn't sure what to expect. This is non-fiction, but it mostly centers around Ann's life/experiences, so it's not what you might expect say, from Bill Bryson. Nonetheless, if you're familiar with Ann's work and would like to know more about her background, writing process or personal life, it's an easy enjoyable read. For those who want to read only a few of her essays, the ones that focus on caring for her dog, her former teacher (a nun) and grandmother are the most satisfying and touching.