Ann Patchett

The Patron Saint of Liars

Added on June 27, 2011

The Patron Saint of Liars Ann Patchett Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1992 This first novel by Ann Patchett is a brilliant tale about a pregnant woman who shows up at a Catholic home for unwed mothers. It takes place in the 1960′s. The difference: she is married, but doesn’t want her husband or her family [...]

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The Magician’s Assistant — copy # 2

Added on August 27, 2010

The Magician’s Assistant — copy # 2 Ann Patchett Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1997 I have already listed another copy of this excellent and touching gay story in a previous post. The only difference between the two is that Patchett has drawn a rabbit coming out of a hat beside her signature and [...]

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Bel Canto

Added on July 12, 2010

Bel Canto Ann Patchett HarperCollins, U.S.A. 2001 Bel Canto won the 2002 Pen/Faulkner Award and the 2002 Orange Prize. It sold millions of copies and was included on many ‘best of’ lists. The story was inspired by the Lima Crisis of 1996. Patchett added in the opera theme, and thus had to teach herself enough [...]

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The Magician’s Assistant

Added on June 29, 2010

The Magician’s Assistant Ann Patchett Harcourt Brace and Company, U.S.A. 1997 This excellent novel about a gay magician and the female assistant who loved him was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Patchett has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other prestigious awards. There are a number of copies available for sale right now on-line. They range [...]

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