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Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author ofState of Wonder, Run,andBel Canto,examines her deepest commitmentsto writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husbandcreating a resonant portrait of a life inThis is the Story of a Happy Marriage.
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchetts 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.