Ann Patchett- This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

ann patchettThis Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is the first Ann Patchett I have read.  Without reservation, I loved it.  While reading, I think I may have developed just the tiniest bit of a crush on her, as is often the case, I am almost embarrassed to admit, with many of my favorite authors.  But most of her stories/essays read like a deep, intelligent conversation you would have with a brilliant friend, perhaps late at night.  Over coffee, maybe.  How could I not be enchanted?

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Consider the Lobster- Book Review

Speaking of exceptional essay collections, I found myself in desperate need of a good book recommendation here lately and, as I will often do, I turned to Dunce One.  I have never been so satisfactorily recommended (probably having a great deal to do with the fact that he has impeccable taste in literature and knows me better than (just about) anyone else; probably also not hurting that he is remarkably well-read and deals extensively with books, both professionally and recreationally). Continue reading