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Truth & Beauty:  A Friendship
Truth Beauty A Friendship
Author: Ann Patchett
The author of Bel Canto -- winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize and long-running New York Times bestseller -- 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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060586805
ISBN-10: 006058680X
Edition: Unabridged
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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L avatar reviewed Truth & Beauty: A Friendship on
Helpful Score: 6
You must read Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a Face first, to appreciate this book in its entirety. The friendship between Ann and Lucy was bizarre - unlike any friendship between women I have ever known. They were *extremely* close - and Lucy was pretty much obesessed with Ann, addicted to her approval and friendship, and that of others. It's a tragic story, one which, in reflection, could not have ended any other way. It left me a bit drained, and stayed with me for a long time.
dragonflies avatar reviewed Truth & Beauty: A Friendship on + 66 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Lots of controversy over this mrmoir. Lucy's family says things didn't happen exactly as Ann Patchett says they did. Interesting discussion at book club, however.
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Helpful Score: 3
Patchett writes so beautifully that somehow it doesn't matter that this memoir of her friendship with writer and cancer survivor, Lucy Grealy, is often depressing and frustrating when Lucy's neediness and overwhelming insecurity dictates both their lives; however the love the two women have for each other shines thru all the heartache.
LMM avatar reviewed Truth & Beauty: A Friendship on + 155 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I read this after "Autobiography of a Face" and probably appreciated the insight into Lucy Grealy more for it. I am the same age as Lucy and Ann, so the shared history of their friendship over the years, college, graduate school, love and loss, resonated deeply with me.
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Helpful Score: 2
I never expected this book to touch me as it did.
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reviewed Truth & Beauty: A Friendship on + 13 more book reviews
This is a wonderful story of friendship. It reminded me of my own best friend.
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Ann Pachett is one of my favorite authors, and this book does not disappoint, even though it is a departure from her usual fiction.
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I've been reading Ann Patchett's books lately. Although this book made me weep, and was intense reading, I can recommend it highly. The author describes a friendship she had with a poet she met in college. They were very close and supported each other through thick and thin. The poet had various health issuss... Ann Patchett is a FRIEND to have in touch situations.


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