March 11, 2022
Genre/Categories: Nonfiction, Memoir, Essay Collection, Reflection
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These Precious Days is a collection of personal essays and reflections from popular author, Ann Patchett. These essays explore home, family and fathers, marriage, friendships, meaning and purpose, love and death, life decisions, and writing.
“…find joy…and make good use of the days we have”
I don’t often read a book for the cover, but isn’t this the cutest cover?!
How to Review a Memoir? I find it difficult to review memoirs. How do you review someone’s life and personal reflections? So, for this post I will briefly and sincerely state that I think you’ll enjoy this thoughtful, poignant, and well-written memoir/essay collection (even if you’ve never read an Ann Patchett book). Patchett touches on issues that most of us face in life: Do I want children? How do I react when my mother has three marriages and I end up with three father figures? How do I meet the needs of my friend who has cancer? Patchett takes her personal experiences and finds universal truths which might apply to each of our lives. Fans of Patchett will love her transparet and honest reflections.
Favorite Thoughts: Although each essay is poignant and meaningful, I found her reflections on her three fathers and the role each plays in her life to be especially thoughtful and interesting!
Reading Ann Patchett: I have her most famous work, Bel Canto, on my TBR. I enjoyed The Dutch House narrated by Tom Hanks; however, Commonwealth wasn’t as enjoyable for me. Are you an Ann Patchett fan?
Recommended: I enthusiastically recommend These Precious Days for fans of memoir and of Patchett and for readers who enjoy thoughtful and well-written reflections.
Content Consideration: terminal cancer
My Rating: 4 Stars
Related: The Dutch House
Meet the Author, Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett is the author of six novels, including Bel Canto, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She writes for the New York Times Magazine, Elle, GQ, the Financial Times, the Paris Review and Vogue. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is co-owner of Parnassus Books.
Is These Precious Days on your TBR or have you read it?
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