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Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

Sometimes you just need to admit you are besotted with someone. If you are sports fan, there are athletes you hold in high, high estimation. Writers are like this about other living writers. I'll just say it out loud: I am besotted with Ann Patchett.

The Very Best Way To Cook Cauliflower

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

I came to cauliflower late in life. Though my mother was a great cook, when it came to cauliflower, Mom played it very plain. The cauliflower arrived on the table, steamed and quiet, holding its head down, knowing it didn't have much flavor and couldn't compete with the other dishes.

WATCH: Bestselling Author Ann Patchett: 'Bookstores Aren't Dead'

Posted 01.31.2013 | OWN

Some may say that the neighborhood bookstore is dead -- that books are dead -- but Ann Patchett, the award-winning author of "Bel Canto," has proven ...

WATCH Ann Patchett: Can Online Shopping Make You The Unabomber?

Posted 02.21.2012 | Books

Last night, Ann Patchett appeared on "The Colbert Report" to defend physical bookstores everywhere. Colbert introduced her by praising the amount ...