Recent short non fiction story from Ann Patchett
January 22, 2021 12:15 PM   Subscribe

These Precious Days (Harpers) An engaging read, serious (cancer) but not depressing.
posted by j810c (12 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Absolutely amazing.
posted by thewumpusisdead at 1:32 PM on January 22, 2021

She is just so very good at love. Doing it, and writing it. If you want more, read Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a Face (the Lucy in the story) and then Ann's Truth & Beauty.
posted by wellred at 2:01 PM on January 22, 2021 [6 favorites]

Awwwwww! Fingers crossed!

(Note: Tom Hanks comes up in this, for those interested in such.)
posted by jenfullmoon at 2:01 PM on January 22, 2021 [1 favorite]

Holy shit, that was amazing.
posted by Lyn Never at 2:27 PM on January 22, 2021

Wow that was a wonderful read; thank you!
posted by CMcG at 6:18 PM on January 22, 2021

Every time I pick up something she writes I find it more beautiful then I expected.

Thank you for posting!
posted by lepus at 9:27 PM on January 22, 2021

Thank you so much. I was supposed to clean my house this morning, not get stuck into a long, beautiful love story, but things have a way of working out.
posted by HotToddy at 9:47 AM on January 23, 2021

j810c, I got completely absorbed in this moving, funny, surprising, deeply loving chunk of memoir. I've never read anything by Patchett before and now I feel like I already know her. What a gift!

Tom Hanks! Psilocybin! A lost cell phone! An amazing jacket! A natural disaster! Deep and surprising and nourishing friendship! There is just so much in this!
posted by brainwane at 1:25 PM on January 23, 2021

posted by Mchelly at 6:52 PM on January 23, 2021

Beautiful! Thank you for posting, I would have missed it otherwise.
posted by pjsky at 9:20 AM on January 26, 2021

Really enjoyed this. Thanks!
posted by icaicaer at 9:55 AM on January 26, 2021

Made my week -- thanks so much for the link.
posted by Jesse the K at 4:31 PM on January 27, 2021

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