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Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

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Ann Patchett and the late Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writer's Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work. In Grealy's critically acclaimed memior, Autobiography of a Face, she wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, years of chemotherapy and radiation, and 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 winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this is what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined ... and what happens when one is left behind.

This is a tender, brutal book about loving the person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

Synopsis:

The author of Bel Canto 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. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

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Grealy, Lucy — United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061754814
Subtitle:
A Friendship
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Patchett Ann
Author:
Patchett, Ann
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Friendship
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Female friendship
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Grealy, Lucy
Subject:
Ewing's sarcoma - Patients - United States
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
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Biography/Medical
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
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Publication Date:
20050405
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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"Synopsis" by , The author of Bel Canto 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. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
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