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Ann Patchett

How Death Did Me a Favor

Carolyn Bass | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Carolyn Bass

I no longer took for granted the waking up every morning of myself, my husband, my children. If my sister could die, so could one of them.

The Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cookie Recipe That Got Me Through A Stressful Day

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

You would think that going away for a long weekend with your girlfriends would insure you returned home relaxed and happy to see your teenagers. And I was initially thrilled to see my kids. I missed them a lot.

Ann Patchett's Language Pet Peeve

Posted 11.06.2013 | Books

Brief Interviews is a new series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Ann Patchett is a...

Lessons Learned in Ann Patchett's This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Ann Patchett most definitely has something to say, in her fully realized and beautiful voice. I recently interviewed Patchett about her new book.

'What Now?'

Nancy Sharp | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Nancy Sharp

The words are reflective and powerful. Patchett made me see the universality of "what now?" as a byproduct of ordinary living (read: time management), but the question of course resonates at a far deeper level. Isn't there something essential about answering to "what now?"

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 ...

Ann Patchett and the Horror of Hope

Dana Sachs | Posted 03.16.2013 | Books
Dana Sachs

I love those moments in literature when I read something that both goes against my deepest principles and, at the same time, strikes me as profoundly true.

When I Met JK Rowling

Keilin Huang | Posted 12.18.2012 | Books
Keilin Huang

"Hey, how would you like to see Jo tonight?" Jo? Jo who? But then it dawned on me. Oh. My. Goodness. Jo. As in, Joanne "Jo" Rowling.

Tina Fey Wins Audio Book Awards

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey, Jane Fonda and William Shatner are now award winners in the book world. On Tuesday night, Fey received Audi...

Ann Patchett's Nashville

Love Letters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

We put a piano in our bookstore. People come in, sit down and play. Sometimes they sing. That's when I'm certain that Nashville is like no place else in the world.

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 ...

Writer Wednesday: Ann Patchett On How To Avoid Doubt

Posted 12.12.2011 | Books

Bestselling novelist and essayist Ann Patchett recently wrote "The Getaway Car" (Byliner), "a practical memoir about the agony, ecstasy, and occasiona...

This Summer's Perfect State of Wonder

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Something I've always wondered -- is a book good because of the story it tells or how it's told? Then I remember the best books are a perfect combination of both -- which is the case with State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.

What Is It Actually Like To Sell A Novel? | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

"We're closing in on a deal," my agent told me on the phone. "I'm just turning him upside-down now and shaking him for loose change."...

The Week's Hottest Reads: Who Is Number 1?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Against All Enemies" by Tom Clancy and Peter Telep (Putnam Adult)...

On Our Radar: What's New And Hot In Books

Posted 08.07.2011 | Books

Books come into our office by the truckload and as we open these precious packages, we want to point out those we think are interesting and some you m...

Book Review Roundup: British Rock And An Amazonian Forest Adventure

Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

"Daughters of the Revolution" by Carolyn Cooke San Francisco Chronicle This is a dramatic social novel, a successful entwining of people that c...

NPR Recommends The Best Summer Books | Adam Rathe | Posted 07.31.2011 | Books

Summer is a strange time in the publishing world — most houses are waiting to publish their marquee books in the fall, heading back to school and in...

10 Most Anticipated Summer Reads | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books

We are on the cusp of summer, and it’s time for a preview of the books and novels worth reading in the months to come. June marks the release of a s...

The Making of a Novel: The Temptation of Jumping Ahead

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

I was tempted today to jump ahead in my story and write a juicy scene or two that will come later in the novel. The section I was working on felt a li...

Reading In Public: What Are People Reading? (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Love reading books and trying to figure out what to pick up next? Look no farther than the person sitting next to you anywhere in public. Instead of l...

Ann Patchett On Her Love For A Little Bookstore In Petoskey, Michigan

The New York Times | Ann Patchett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When I walked into the bookstore of this dreamy little town, at that moment, all the other bookstores I've known in my life fell away. Julie Norcross ...

Seeking Novels with Strong Single Characters, Matrimania Not Included

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

I'm always looking for fiction that is not matrimaniacal.

Why Can't a Woman (Writer) Be More Like a Man?

Jennifer Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jennifer Weiner

The dichotomy of men writing big, important books about war and women writing little, lapidary books about domestic life is shifting.