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This is the story of a happy marriage

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The New York Times bestselling author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto creates a resonant portrait of a life in this collection of writings on love, friendship, work, and art.

"The tricky thing about being a writer, or about being any kind of artist, is that in addition to making art you also have to make a living." Bringing her narrative gifts to bear on her own life, Ann Patchett uses insight and compassion to turn very personal experiences into stories that will resonate with every listener. These essays twine to create both a portrait of life and a philosophy of life. Obstacles that at first appear insurmountable--scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, opening an independent bookstore, and sitting down to write a novel--are eventually mastered with quiet tenacity and a sheer force of will. An irresistible blend of literature and memoir, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a unique examination of the heart, mind, and soul of one of our most revered and gifted writers.

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9780062236678
9780062236692
9780062282866
9780062278531
9781467662710
9780062282873
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Full title this is the story of a happy marriage
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Large type books, Patchett, Ann, Patchett, Ann -- Family
title_display This is the story of a happy marriage
title_full This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, This is the story of a happy marriage / Ann Patchett, This is the story of a happy marriage [sound recording] / Ann Patchett, This is the story of a happy marriage [sound recording] / written and read by Ann Patchett, This is the story of a happy marriage [text (large print)] / Ann Patchett
title_short This is the story of a happy marriage
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Authors, American, Biography & Autobiography, Family, Fiction, Large type books, Literary Anthologies, Literary Criticism, Nonfiction, Patchett, Ann