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The Resource Truth & Beauty

Truth & Beauty

Label
Truth & Beauty
Title
Truth & Beauty
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Title variation
Truth and beauty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honor for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In Truth & Beauty, her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Ann Patchett shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work was. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long, cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this book shows us what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined.This is a tender, brutal book about loving a person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest
Summary
The author describes her intimate twenty-year friendship with the late Lucy Grealy, tracing their introduction at a writer's workshop, the integral part their friendship played in their writing careers, and her witness to Grealy's medical deterioration
Tone
Writing style
Award
Alex Award, 2005.
Biography type
individual biography
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166531
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.196994716092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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a friendship
Label
Truth & Beauty
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5bb471c6-0fa8-4a48-a7bb-bf861b607113
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061754814
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Truth & Beauty
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5bb471c6-0fa8-4a48-a7bb-bf861b607113
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061754814
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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