Monday, May 18, 2015

Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett

I have read a few of Patchett's books and liked a couple (This is the Story of a Happy Marriage and What Now?) and had mixed feelings about others (The Patron Saint of Liars and Bel Canto), so I wasn't sure what I would think about Truth and Beauty. It is a memoir of Patchett's friendship with author Lucy Grealy. They met in college and lived together during their time at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Lucy is the author of Autobiography of a Face about her history with cancer. Patchett writes about their friendship and about Lucy's sometimes tortured life.

Sometimes painful, some sweetness, and a thoughtful memoir about what it means to be friends through good and bad and gray.

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