Featured Book: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

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Title: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Written by Maria Burnham, Media Specialist at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School

True to form, Ann Patchett delivers yet another writing masterpiece–this time, a collection of essays.  I have been a long-time fan of Patchett’s writing.  Bel Canto is one of my top ten favorite books of all time.  Other pieces of her work that resonated with me include Truth and Beauty and her most recent novel State of Wonder.  

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage contains essays about writing, family, the LAPD, and marriage and love. I never knew that she wrote so much non-fiction in order to continue to write novels. Ann Patchett is a wonderful writer, both in fiction and in non-fiction.  It’s so easy to read her writing; settling in with one of her books is like meeting an old friend for coffee.

Reading this book inspires me to write more and to spend more time thinking about life.   I love, love, love that I own this book! I highly recommend it!