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The Getaway Car

From the bestselling author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder, a practical memoir about the agony, ecstasy, and occasional lunacy of the writing life.

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The Bookstore Strikes Back

Two years ago, when Nashville lost its only in-town bookstores, the novelist Ann Patchett decided to step into the breach. Parnassus Books, which Patchett and two veteran booksellers envisioned, designed, financed, and manage, is now open for business and enjoying the ride.
Dec 2012
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And the Winner Isn’t …

Not awarding a Pulitzer for fiction is a snub to everyone.

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The Mercies

Mar 2011
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The Face of Pain

In her dazzling “Autobiography of a Face,” Lucy Grealy detailed her quest to reclaim her jaw, disfigured by cancer. Suddenly, she was the toast of literary New York, beloved for her quick wit and wild streak, saluted for her grit. But her endless surgeries left her so weak, impoverished, and dependent on drugs that even her dearest friends couldn’t save her.

Mar 2003
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A Novelist’s Prime Nesting Place in Nashville

After living in her Nashville home for six years, the author Ann Patchett wouldn’t live anywhere else.
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My Life in Sales

A month of living in a suitcase, eating in airports, and cracking your forehead open against hotel-room walls in the middle of the night often comes to very little. But the only thing worse than going on book tour is not going.

Aug 2008
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Love Sustained

Eva Nelson was a beautiful girl.
Nov 2006
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“The Love between the Two Women Is Not Normal”

Are good books bad for you?

Aug 2007
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Tough Love

Ann Patchett tells a tale of friendship, taxes, and smaller portions.
May 2000
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As American as Cherry Pie

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Eat, Memory: The Paris Match

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Nashville’s Band of Outsiders

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How to Read a Christmas Story

Ann Patchett shares a holiday memory.
Dec 2009
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Great Meals: Just Add Water

The most enchanting memories of this laid-back Caribbean sail came out of Sam Malone’ s postage-stamp galley.
May 2009
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To the Lighthouse

If you’re looking for breathtaking scenery and rustic seclusion, follow the guiding light to the rugged coast of Maine.

Apr 2001
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An Affair to Remember

Jun 2001