Ann Patchett

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they’ve enjoyed in January
Megan Nolan, Rishi Dastidar, Alison Flood and Guardian reader gladarvor discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month

Megan Nolan, Rishi Dastidar, gladarvor and Alison Flood

28, Jan, 2022 @3:55 PM

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These Precious Days by Ann Patchett review – radiant lessons in writing and living
The bright side of life becomes suddenly darker in the bestselling author’s intimate, ever-elegant new collection of essays

Hephzibah Anderson

22, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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These Precious Days by Ann Patchett review – a reckoning with loss
The American author’s memories of her parents and her early years as a writer are recalled in a collection of warm and affectionate eulogies

Abhrajyoti Chakraborty

18, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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On my radar: Tim Minchin's cultural highlights
The comedian and musician on kayaking in Kangaroo Valley, and why the world is getting better

Alice Fisher

28, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Women's prize for fiction lines up 'heavy hitters' on 2020 longlist
Three Booker winners lead a 16-strong field contending for £30,000 prize in what judges described as ‘an extraordinary year’

Alison Flood

03, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett review – indelibly poignant
The US writer’s meticulous eighth novel is a twisting family drama spanning five decades

Benjamin Evans

29, Sep, 2019 @12:00 PM

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett review – an irresistible modern fairytale
Both mythic and naturalistic, Patchett’s story of children expelled from the mansion of their childhood by an evil stepmother showcases her great skill

Elizabeth Lowry

25, Sep, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Ann Patchett: ‘We’re almost embarrassed by grief. It’s so strange’
The American novelist on writing a modern-day fairytale, the unreliability of memory, and how Zadie Smith inspired her to create a wicked stepmother

Hannah Beckerman

21, Sep, 2019 @4:59 PM

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Book clinic: what books can help me to love my enemies?
Buddhist wisdom and Anita Brookner help make sense of those annoying others

Julie Myerson

27, Jul, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Bel Canto review – vacuous hostage drama
Julianne Moore plays an opera singer trapped in South America in a tepid adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestseller

Simran Hans

28, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Bel Canto review – Julianne Moore trills as opera star in hostage drama
Moore hits the high notes opposite Ken Watanabe in this soapy adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestselling novel

Cath Clarke

25, Apr, 2019 @5:01 AM

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Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman
Novelist Rebecca Kauffman chooses work by authors from Ann Patchett to Zadie Smith resounding with music and musicians

Rebecca Kauffman

23, Jan, 2019 @1:30 PM

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