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Author Patchett, Ann, author.

Title These precious days : essays / Ann Patchett.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]


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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 322 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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Contents Three fathers -- First Thanksgiving -- The Paris tattoo -- My year of no shopping -- The worthless servant -- How to practice -- To the doghouse -- Eudora Welty, an introduction -- Flight plan -- How knitting saved my life. Twice. -- Tavia -- There are no children here -- A paper ticket is good for one year -- The moment nothing changed -- The nightstand -- A talk to the Association of Graduate School Deans in the Humanities -- Cover stories -- Reading Kate DiCamillo -- Sisters -- These precious days -- Two more things I want to say about my father -- What the American Academy of Arts and Letters taught me about death -- Epilogue: a day at the beach.
Summary ""Any story that starts will also end." As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart. At the center of These Precious Days is the title essay, a surprising and moving meditation on an unexpected friendship with Tom Hanks's brilliant assistant, Sooki, that explores what it means "to find someone who couls see us as our best and most complete selves." From the enchantments of Kate DiCamillo's children's books to youthful memories of Paris; from the cherished life gifts given by her three fathers to the unexpected influence of Charles Schultz's Snoopy; from the expansive vision of Eudora Welty to the importance of knitting, Patchett connects life and art as she illuminates what matters most."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Patchett, Ann.
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Essays.
Added Title Essays. Selections
ISBN 9780063136847
9780063092785 (hardcover)
0063092786 (hardcover)

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