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Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 05 Apr 2005
"A loving testament to the work and reward of the best friendships, the kind where your arms can’t distinguish burden from embrace.” --People
New York Times Bestselling author Ann Patchett’s first work of nonfiction chronicling her decades-long friendship with the critically acclaimed and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy.
Ann Patchett and the late Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work. In Gealy's critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, she wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, years of chemotherapy and radiation, and endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared together. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this is what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined...and what happens when one is left behind.

This is a tender, brutal book about loving the person we cannot save. It is about loyalty and being uplifted by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780060572150
ISBN-10: 0060572159
Pagini: 272
Dimensiuni: 135 x 203 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.21 kg
Ediția: Perennial.
Editura: HARPERCOLLINS;
Colecția HarperPerennial

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Ann Patchett and the late Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work. In Grealy’s critically acclaimed memoir, Autobiography of a Face, she wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, years of chemotherapy and radiation, and endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn’t Lucy’s life or Ann’s life, but the parts of their lives they shared. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this is what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined . . . and what happens when one is left behind.
This is a tender, brutal book about loving the person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

Recenzii

“Unforgettable...carefully rendered and breathtaking.”
“An inspired duet...riveting.”
“...lyrical, lovely...Patchett has preserved her friend’s talent in this book, and provided more evidence of her own.”
“{a} loving, clear-sighted portrayal..”
“A contemporary story of friendship and the writing life at once intense, honest, and heartbreaking. Highly recommended.”