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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,615 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Patchett Narrator: Ann Patchett Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The author of Bel Canto, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, and long-running New York Times best seller, turns to nonfiction in a moving chronicle of her decades-long friendship with the critically acclaimed and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy.

What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when that person is not your lover, but your best friend? In her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, Ann Patchett shines light on the little-explored world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together.

Ann Patchett and 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 her critically acclaimed memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about the first half of her life. 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 20 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.

This is a tender, brutal book about loving the person we cannot save. It is about loyalty and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane Joyal | 2/8/2014

    " I really love this book. Lucy is a very compelling person and Ann Patchett writes so beautifully about her and their friendship. Relationships are messy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shannon Money | 1/30/2014

    " My favorite idea that she conveys is that she can no more "quit" her friend, Lucy, who she loves as much as anybody, than Lucy can "quit" her drug use. We can't choose who we love and who we're going to stop loving, usually regardless of how much they hurt us or themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia | 1/29/2014

    " Read Autobiography of a Face then read Truth and Beauty. They give you two different perspectives on the life of Lucy Grealy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by melita | 1/22/2014

    " i loved this book! it's about the friendship between ann patchett and lucy grealy, she wrote the "autobiography of a face", and what lengths you will go to help someone you love. i cried. "

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