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The Resource These precious days : essays, Ann Patchett

These precious days : essays, Ann Patchett

Label
These precious days : essays
Title
These precious days
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 that explores "what it means to be seen, to find someone with whom you can be your best and most complete self." When Patchett chose an early galley of actor and producer Tom Hanks' short story collection to read one night before bed, she had no idea that this single choice would be life changing. It would introduce her to a remarkable woman--Tom's brilliant assistant Sooki--with whom she would form a profound bond that held monumental consequences for them both. A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer's eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look at our own worlds anew, and reminds how fleeting and enigmatic life can be. From the enchantments of Kate DiCamillo's children's books to youthful memories of Paris; the cherished life gifts given by her three fathers to the unexpected influence of Charles Schultz's Snoopy; the expansive vision of Eudora Welty to the importance of knitting, Patchett connects life and art as she illuminates what matters most. Infused with the author's grace, wit, and warmth, the pieces in These Precious Days resonate deep in the soul, leaving an indelible mark--and demonstrate why Ann Patchett is one of the most celebrated writers of our time
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autobiography
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Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
814/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A7756
LC item number
A6 2021eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Patchett, Ann
  • Patchett, Ann
  • Patchett, Ann
  • Patchett, Ann
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Authorship
  • Books and reading
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Women authors, American
Label
These precious days : essays, Ann Patchett
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Three fathers
  • 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
  • First Thanksgiving
  • The Paris tattoo
  • My year of no shopping
  • The worthless servant
  • How to practice
  • To the doghouse
  • Eudora Welty, an introduction
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780063092808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustration.
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  • 7dds7z9
  • de855d7a-454f-41e3-959a-faa98bedae9d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1285968094
  • (OCoLC)on1285968094
Label
These precious days : essays, Ann Patchett
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Three fathers
  • 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
  • First Thanksgiving
  • The Paris tattoo
  • My year of no shopping
  • The worthless servant
  • How to practice
  • To the doghouse
  • Eudora Welty, an introduction
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780063092808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustration.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7dds7z9
  • de855d7a-454f-41e3-959a-faa98bedae9d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1285968094
  • (OCoLC)on1285968094

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