Truth & Beauty: A Friendship
Publish date: August 2nd 2004
Pages no: 257
Edition language: English
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, Biography Memoir
It was nice to read this just a few books after My Brilliant Friend, so I could compare the two. Patchett was so loving and tender in her descriptions of her friend Lucy Grealy, and she made it more than clear why she found Grealy lovable. I believed her, but I also know that a huge personality li...
I am often at a loss with memoirs. I don't know what I'm expecting out of them, or how really to take them. As they're about lives, they don't conform to narrative conventions, but as they're not histories, they tend to give little of the context I crave. At best, they're someone giving you a glimps...
This is the story of Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy. The love that Ann had for Lucy shines through the pages and the tragedy and heartbreak shows as well. It's the story of a woman who wanted to have a face, wanted to be pretty but her cancer got in the way almost every time. The number of surgerie...
Should be read with Autobiography of a Face. I read AOF first and had a hard time with this book. It's only bc I love this author is how I finished it.
A truly touching emotional memoir of a complicated real-life friendship.
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