Ann Patchett has a magical way of writing that draws me in immediately, whether it be a fiction or non-fiction book of her's I'm reading. This collection of essays, some that I had read before, is a glimpse into not only marriage, but also friendships, opening a bookstore, and the writing process.
Spreading from her childhood all the way through present day, Patchett takes snapshots of her life - both small and large moments of her history - and allows the reader a candid reading of her experiences. The writing is beautiful and the look at relationships is absolutely fascinating.
I loved, as a reader, being able to relate to an author so precisely. You'll want to sit down and talk with Patchett over coffee or tea, sharing cookies or lunch and comparing life stories. Hand this book to any woman you know and she'll find herself somewhere, in one of the stories.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for the review copy! You can check out the rest of the tour stops here.