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Our latest pick is This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by #AnnPatchett! This collection of essays explores what it means to have friends, fall in love, struggle, succeed, and, most importantly, meet the right dog. I hope you enjoy this beautiful book! – @reesewitherspoon #thisisthestoryofahappymarriage #reesesbookclubxhellosunshine We’re giving away copies of This is the Story of a Happy Marriage! Tag a friend for a chance to win a copy for you and your friend! (Winners will be chosen randomly.)
“I had been so engaged by Ann Patchett’s multifaceted story, so lured in by her confiding voice, that I forgot I was on the job. […] As the best personal essays often do, Patchett’s is a two-way mirror, reflecting both the author and her readers.” (New York Times Book Review)
Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.
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.