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Ann Patchett


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in Los Angeles, CA, The United States
December 02, 1963

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Patchett was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is the novelist Jeanne Ray.

She moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was six, where she continues to live. Patchett said she loves her home in Nashville with her doctor husband and dog. If asked if she could go any place, that place would always be home. "Home is ...the stable window that opens out into the imagination."

Patchett attended high school at St. Bernard Academy, a private, non-parochial Catholic school for girls run by the Sisters of Mercy. Following graduation, she attended Sarah Lawrence College and took fiction writing classes with Allan Gurganus, Russell Banks, and Grace Paley. She later attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa and the Fine Arts Wo
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School’s Out: 19 New Reads for the Young & Young at Heart

It’s officially summertime for students here in Nashville, so the time has come for what every kid has been eagerly anticipating since this time last year… Summer reading! Just kidding. We know that y’all are ready to go swimming, hang out with friends at camp, and cool off with lots of ice cream cones. And we get it! This break from school to have fun and enjoy the outdoors truly is the best.

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Quotes by Ann Patchett  (?)
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“It makes you wonder. All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how.”
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

“Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.”
Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

“Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.”
Ann Patchett, Truth & Beauty

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