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Ann Patchett

Autor de Bel canto

30+ Obras 45,334 Miembros 2,088 Reseñas 170 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

Ann Patchett was born on December 2, 1963. She received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel Bel Canto. Her other novels include The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, and State of Wonder. She has also written several nonfiction works mostrar más including Truth and Beauty: A Friendship, The Getaway Car, The Bookshop Strikes Back, and This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Ann's title's Commonweatlth and The Patron Saint of Liars made the New York Time bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Ann Patchett

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The Patron Saint of Liars [1998 TV movie] (2005) — Original book — 1 copia

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Fecha de nacimiento
1963-12-02
Género
female
Nacionalidad
USA
Lugar de nacimiento
Los Angeles, California, USA
Lugares de residencia
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Educación
Sarah Lawrence College
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts
St Bernard Academy
Ocupaciones
novelist
Relaciones
Ray, Jeanne (mother)
Organizaciones
Fellowship of Southern Writers
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2017)
Premios y honores
Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement (2014)
National Humanities Medal (2021)
Agente
Lisa Bankoff (ICM)
Biografía breve
Ann Patchett was born in Los Angeles in 1963 and raised in Nashville. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 1990, she won a residential fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she wrote her first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars. It was named a New York Times Notable Book for 1992. In 1993, she received a Bunting Fellowship from the Mary Ingrahm Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College. Patchett's second novel, Taft, was awarded the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for the best work of fiction in 1994. Her third novel, The Magician's Assistant, was short-listed for England's Orange Prize and earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship.Her next novel, Bel Canto, won both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in 2002, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was named the Book Sense Book of the Year. It sold more than a million copies in the United States and has been translated into thirty languages. In 2004, Patchett published Truth & Beauty, a memoir of her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy. It was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly. Truth & Beauty was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Alex Award from the American Library Association. She was also the editor of Best American Short Stories 2006.Patchett has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times magazine, Harper's, The Atlantic,The Washington Post, Gourmet, and Vogue. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Karl VanDevender.

Miembros

Debates

Ann Patchett: American Author Challenge en 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (noviembre 2017)
State of Wonder, Anne Patchett en World Reading Circle (agosto 2014)
BOOK DISCUSSION: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett en Orange January/July (mayo 2012)
Reading Bel Canto (no spoilers yet please) en Orange January/July (Febrero 2012)

Reseñas

In the economic boom following the Second World War, Cyril Conroy's real estate investments take his family from poverty to enormous wealth. With it he buys the Dutch House, a lavish mansion in the Philadelphia suburbs. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

Danny Conroy grows up in the opulence of the Dutch House. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve: Maeve, with her wall of black hair, her wit, her brilliance. The siblings grow and change as life plays out under the watchful eyes of the house's former owners, in the frames of their oil paintings.

Then one day their father brings home Andrea, a new stepmother. Though they cannot know it, her arrival to the Dutch House sows the seed of the defining loss of Danny and Maeve's lives: exiled from the house and tossed back into the poverty from which their family rose, Danny and Maeve have only each other to count on.

Told across the decades with Ann Patchett's inimitable blend of humour, rage and heartbreak, The Dutch House is a book for our times; of family, love, loss, and the powerful bonds of place and time that magnetize and repel us for our whole lives.
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30
También por
28
Miembros
45,334
Popularidad
#359
Valoración
3.9
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2,088
ISBNs
393
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