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Truth & beauty : a friendship

Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honor for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In Truth & Beauty, her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Ann Patchett shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Creative nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: Lucy Grealy; Ann Patchett; Lucy Grealy; Lucy Grealy; Ann Patchett; Lucy Grealy; Ann Patchett; Lucy Grealy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0060572140 9780060572143 9780060572150 0060572159
OCLC Number: 53932670
Description: 257 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Truth and beauty
Responsibility: Ann Patchett.

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What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honor for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In Truth & Beauty, her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Ann Patchett shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work was. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long, cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this book shows us what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined. This is a tender, brutal book about loving a person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

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