This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

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Author(s): Ann Patchett
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.85 hours)
Product Number: Z100068010
Released: Nov 05, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062282873
Narrator/s: Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto examines her deepest commitments: to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Together these essays, previously published in The Atlantic, Harper's, Vogue, and the Washington Post, form a resonant portrait of a life lived with loyalty and with love. 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.

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Author(s): Ann Patchett
Narrator(s): Ann Patchett
Product Number DD9484
Released: Oct 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780062355669
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Author(s): Ann Patchett
Product Number EB00241642
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062236692

Professional reviews

"In her introduction, Patchett explains that this essay collection Òbears the stamp of a writer who got her start in womenÕs magazines: It is full of example and advice.Ó Blending astute observation with humor, PatchettÕs performance is skilled; her sometimes droll and always friendly sounding voice is the perfect medium for her message. Here, Patchett shares her views on marriage but also on writing, friendship, opening a bookstore, and the joys and sorrows of dog ownershipÑall challenging but fulfilling endeavors. ThereÕs something so down to earth, so unsentimental about her approach that listeners will feel as though they are sitting and reflecting on lifeÕs for-better-or-for worse moments with a particularly perceptive and entertaining friend. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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