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Staff Pick

Run, a worthy successor to Bel Canto, shows off Patchett's trademark gorgeous prose and emotional depth. Her characters are believably flawed, but ultimately good and decent human beings who you want to spend time with.
Recommended by Jill Owens, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard cares about is his ability to keep his children — all his children — safe.

Review:

"Ann Patchett can be counted on to deliver novels rich in imaginative bravado and psychological nuance." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Set over a period of 24 hours, Run shows how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include the most unlikely of people, in this novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths people will go to protect their children.

About the Author

Ann Patchett is the author of five novels, including Bel Canto (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize), and the bestselling nonfiction book, Truth & Beauty. She has written for The Atlantic, Harper's, Gourmet, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and the Washington Post. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Cami , October 20, 2013 (view all comments by Cami )
Truthfully, I could not get myself to finish Patchett's acclaimed novel Bel Canto, but Run was spectacular! The events in the book occur over the course of 24 hours, and I didn't even notice that detail until the end. But I sure felt it. I was reading Run when I should have been sleeping.
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scbooks, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by scbooks)
This magical book confirmed Ann Patchett as one of my all-time favorite authors.
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SC, September 29, 2011 (view all comments by SC)
Life's too short to read bad books! THIS book, however, is very worthwhile. What a pleasure to read such flowing & meaningful prose & enjoy the interesting story of a family in Boston & the unusual circumstances of their intertwined lives. THIS book is what "pleasure reading" is all about!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061340642
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Patchett, Ann
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080729
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.992 in 15.68 oz

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Product details 320 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061340642 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Run, a worthy successor to Bel Canto, shows off Patchett's trademark gorgeous prose and emotional depth. Her characters are believably flawed, but ultimately good and decent human beings who you want to spend time with.

"Review" by , "Ann Patchett can be counted on to deliver novels rich in imaginative bravado and psychological nuance."
"Synopsis" by , Set over a period of 24 hours, Run shows how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include the most unlikely of people, in this novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths people will go to protect their children.
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