Whether Ann Patchett discourses about the merits of opera or recounts her adventures in a rented RV, her compelling new book, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Harper, 320 pps.), hums with the pitch-perfect prose evident in her best-selling novels Bel Canto and the recent State of Wonder.
This 2013 compilation of previously published essays brings to the fore her varied career as a freelance writer. At the start of her career, articles for SEVENTEEN and bridal magazines helped fund her fiction. Over time, journalism became its own force, encouraging a work ethic that would bolster her creative writing and provide broadening experiences, such as her trek through the Peruvian rainforest for Gourmet.
Sarah Sacha Dollacker writes about books. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and history from Duke University and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. Her writing has appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and BookBrowse, among others. She is also the creator and moderator of redroomlibrary.com, a books blog that was named one of the “101 Book Blogs You Need to Read” by OnlineUniversities.com and one of the “100 Best Blogs for School Librarians” by OnlineCollege.org. – See more at: http://www.artsatl.com/aboutcontact/#sthash.wyxjE8EC.dpuf
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