These Precious Days: Essays
ISBN: 0063092786
EAN13: 9780063092785
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov 23, 2021
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.05" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.43 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.


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 truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart.

At the center of These Precious Days is the title essay, a surprising and moving meditation on an unexpected friendship that explores what it means to be seen, to find someone with whom you can be your best and most complete self. When Patchett chose an early galley of actor and producer Tom Hanks' short story collection to read one night before bed, she had no idea that this single choice would be life changing. It would introduce her to a remarkable woman--Tom's brilliant assistant Sooki--with whom she would form a profound bond that held monumental consequences for them both.

A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer's eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look Read More chevron_right

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