These Precious Days

Patchett, Ann

  2 Reviews

Well and truly embedded in the literary world, Ann Patchett can turn her hand to both fiction and non fiction, and in this collection of essays, she welcomes readers into her life with more than twenty pieces to ponder.

Reflecting on what matters most in life - including of course, family, friendship, marriage and writing - her trademark elegant and lucid writing is on display.

Transforming the personal into the universal, this book is an engrossing and stimulating read from a consummate storyteller.

Comments from BDS Reviewers

"I love Ann Patchett. I love all her books."

"I love the way Ann Patchett writes her wonderful prose and her view of the world."

"The dark and light shades in this book are perfectly balanced between humour and sadness."

"I think this book would appeal to most readers, but maybe older people would find it more satisfying."

"Patchett's personality and attitudes are amusingly and happily revealed in many different scenarios."

"The author has great skill in conveying her feelings and emotions succinctly."



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We all enjoyed it and finished it!
Some of us have read Ann Patchett and love her writing style. In this book we enjoyed how she takes simple life stories and leaves us with a new perspective or emotion as well as a connection to her through her detailed and varied relationships. Funny, serious, some found it not engaging enough, others appreciated each short essay that could be read in a sitting. But we all came away realising, once again, that our relationships with others are most precious.