Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

By Ann Patchett

As young writers Patchett and Lucy Grealy began a once-in-a-lifetime friendship that lasted until Lucy's tragic death. With intimacy, grace, and humor, Patchett's memoir captures Lucy's rollercoaster life—her exuberance, partying and childlike affection and her struggle with a cruel disfigurement and insurmountable depression.

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