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These Precious Days

Patchett Ann

9781526640956

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $29.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781526640956
Published: November 2021

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'A heartfelt and witty collection of essays on everything from marriage and knitting to the inevitability of death' Guardian, 50 biggest books of autumn

'Profound and clever and funny and wise' Meg Mason, author of Sorrow & Bliss
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An irresistible collection of essays and memoir from the internationally bestselling, Women's Prize-winning author of The Dutch House

Any story that starts will also end.' As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this as she explores family, friendship, marriage, failure, success, and what it all means.

Ranging from the personal - her portrait of the three men she called her fathers; how a chance encounter with Tom Hanks led to one of the most important friendships of her life; how to answer when someone asks why you don't have children - to the sublime - the unexpected influence of Snoopy; the importance of knitting; the pleasure to be found in children's books - each essay transforms the particular into the universal, letting us all see our own worlds anew.

Illuminating, penetrating, funny and generous, These Precious Days is joyful time spent in the company of one of our greatest living authors.

'Patchett's essays are both sharp and humane ... like a hugely enjoyable conversation with a particularly brilliant friend' Sadie Jones

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781526640956
Published: November 2021

Number of pages: 336
Width: 153 mm
Height: 234 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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