This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage (2013) Ann Patchett is (justifiably) known for her luminous fiction, especially Bel Canto and State of Wonder , but as this collection of 22 essays proves,… 2013-11-05 Memoir Nonfiction HarperCollins
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This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage (2013)

LOVE AND MARRIAGE Fiction writer Ann Patchett takes a stab at nonfiction with her beautiful autobiographical vignettes
LOVE AND MARRIAGE Fiction writer Ann Patchett takes a stab at nonfiction with her beautiful autobiographical vignettes
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 05, 2013; Writer: Ann Patchett; Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction; Publisher: HarperCollins

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+

Originally posted Oct 30, 2013 Published in issue #1284 Nov 08, 2013 Order article reprints