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To me, as a writer, this proved to be one of the most valuable books I've ever come across. While Ann Patchett's marriage to her husband plays a significant part in her story, it's actually an account of her lifelong commitment to writing. The detours and missteps she's taken along the way to a career in that field are in many ways analogous to the errors a married couple inevitably makes and her ultimate success as a novelist reminds one of the aging couple who have learned to tolerate either other's idiosyncrasies but aren't so entirely comfortable that they no longer have to work at it. A must read for any writer or would-be writer. In addition, readers who have enjoyed Ann Patchett's novels will find this book provides much insight into the author's personality and the process by which she comes to her fiction.
Ann Patchett is the central character of this book. I liked that she was so revealing about herself.
I liked the way her voice reveals her character.
Anne Tyler creates wonderful off-beat characters who are totally believable and places them in real-life delimmas
Muriel the dog trainer . Though she and Megan are both from Baltimore, she is from a cultural background that contrasts poignantly with his.
Joe Barrett renders the character's voices in a way that distinguishes each one.
Thisbook's multi-layered story is a treat to be savored again and again.
As with all Anne Tyler's works, this book makees you feel you have shared her charscter's lives. Also, she makes the city of Baltimore an integral part of the story.
If I had been able to download the books I ordered from my computer to my Kindle Fire and if I had gotten any response when I asked Audible for help
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Narrator's voice is excellent
The book itself is fine--it's Audible that has me pulling my hair out
YES! Make it easier for me to access the material I have ALREADY PAID FOR AND CANNOT ACCESS!!!
No other aurhor has ever captured the flavor of the area and the people of Florida's forgotten southwest corner s Peter Matteissen has done in his latest novel. Killing Mr. Watson was a tour de force and this novel goes well beyond that. The area alive in every line and the story builds and builds to its stunning conclusion.
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