strong >ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer, Lucy Grealy, What now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays.
"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
"Patchett's is a no-nonsense voice: clear, sane, companionable... [T]he funny, frank and nervy 'The Getaway Car' (possibly worth the book's price) plunges readers, roller-coaster style, into the story of Patchett's writing life--essentially, this collection's real subject."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Patchett ... is one of our best contemporary novelists. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage reminds us that she is an exceptional writer of nonfiction, too. Her prose is a pleasure to read, regardless of genre."--Dallas Morning News