Sara Vilkomerson
November 06, 2013 AT 05:00 AM EST

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Ann Patchett
publisher
HarperCollins
genre
Nonfiction, Memoir

We gave it a B+

Ann Patchett is (justifiably) known for her luminous fiction, especially Bel Canto and State of Wonder, but as this collection of 22 essays proves, she’s every bit as deft when it comes to nonfiction. Each piece — whether about her failed marriage, the love of an adopted dog, or a vacation spent marooned in a hotel room — is wit-filled and elegantly executed, in This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. When read together, they form an autobiography, giving us a peek at the creator of such wonderful novels. B+

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