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Truth and Beauty

A Friendship

by Ann Patchett

Truth and Beauty
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    May 2004, 257 pages
    Apr 2005, 272 pages

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Tom Freeman (07/23/06)

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I am eighty and a former English teacher and independent school administrator. Normally I enjoy fiction more than non-fiction. Ann Patchett's novels rank, in my opinion, with some of Faulkner's best writing. Harper's To Kill a Mockinggbird, is a fair comparison. I will be greatly surprised if her works are not soon recognized as some of the best writing in twentieth century American literature. Her ability to relate to themes common to the human family in general are amazing for such a young writer.
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