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Ann Patchett

Patchett was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is the novelist Jeanne Ray.She moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was six, where she continues to live. Patchett said she loves her home in Nashville with her doctor husband and dog. If asked if she could go any place, that place would always be home. "Home is ...the stable window that opens out into the imagination."Patchett attended high school at St. Bernard Academy, a private, non-parochial Catholic school for girls run by the Sisters of Mercy. Following graduation, she attended Sarah Lawrence College and took fiction writing classes with Allan Gurganus, Russell Banks, and Grace Paley. She later attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she met longtime friend Elizabeth McCracken. It was also there that she wrote her first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars.In 2010, when she found that her hometown of Nashville no longer had a good book store, she co-founded Parnassus Books with Karen Hayes; the store opened in November 2011. In 2012, Patchett was on the Time 100 list of most influential people in the world by TIME magazine.
years of life: 2 December 1963 present

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Quotes

Nina Vyvcharukhas quoted2 years ago
“But we overlay the present onto the past. We look back through the lens of what we know now, so we’re not seeing it as the people we were, we’re seeing it as the people we are, and that means the past has been radically altered
Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
Not only was everyone there certain of a kiss, they claimed they could identify the type of kiss: it was strong and passionate, and it took her by surprise.
Bookaddictionhas quoted10 months ago
True life was kept safe in the lines of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin while you went out into the world and met the obligations required of you.

Impressions

Frenchegirlshared an impression2 years ago
💞Loved Up
🌴Beach Bag Book
👍Worth reading

Пока мне нравится всё, что я прочитала у этого автора. Эта книга читается на одном дыхании, иногда путаешься, кто чей деть, но тут просто нужно запомнить. Прекрасные, глубокие персонажи, очень жизненные истории каждого члена этой большой семьи, иногда хочется плакать, иногда смеяться, всё, как в жизни. У меня на ум пришло сравнение с Франзеном, но тут сюжет поживее, а дум, которые приходят на ум, поменьше.

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    Ann Patchett
    Commonwealth
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  • Rosy Antuñanoshared an impression5 months ago
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    💞Loved Up
    👍Worth reading
    🐼Fluffy

    Uno de mis nuevos libros favoritos. Como en todo libro con varios ensayos, habrá unos mejores que otros. Pero cada
    uno hace de esta compilación una joya para refkexionar sobre las amistades nuevas y viejas, el amor, la familia, los viajes, la profesión de escritor, la decisión de ser o no madre, las mascotas, la enfermedad. No me cansaré de recomendarlo.

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    Ann Patchett
    These Precious Days
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  • nataliaescortesshared an impression2 years ago
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile
    👍Worth reading

    Such a beautiful love letter from a brother to her sister. Must read!

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