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The Art of Writing Epic Stories without Villains, featuring Ann Patchett

Write-minded Podcast

This week’s episode is in partnership with WomenLit and features the famously kind, down-to-earth, and beloved Ann Patchett in conversation with Brooke. Ann discusses why she doesn’t write villains, yes, but also why she invited someone she didn’t know all that well to live with her while she went through chemo treatment (the subject of her recent Harper’s piece, “These Precious Days”), as well as her experience as a bookstore owner, her ambivalence for social media, and much much more.


8 Mar 2021

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Episode 6: Everyone Loves Ann Patchett

Fuck off. I'm reading.

Amy and Emily chat about what they're reading: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell, and Four Winds by Kristen Hannah. They also cover their love for Ann Patchett and Emily's desire to be her in another life.


28 Feb 2021

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The Ties that Bind: Ann Patchett on Family, Fortune, and the Search for Self

Bay Area Book Festival Podcast

Ann Patchett’s novels hit that sweet spot where literary prestige meets blockbuster success. With The Dutch House, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Patchett is at her peak. This “engrossing, warmhearted book” (NPR) tells the story of a brother and sister whose deep bond and secret-filled past is haunted by the legacy of an ornate mansion, the “Dutch house,” that was the site of childhood, and later, of their exile. Patchett is known for speaking her mind with refreshing and down-to-earth brilliance.


18 Feb 2021

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#226 Kathy Diamond Book Review: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Côte Saint-Luc Podcast

In this episode:- It's the Kathy Diamond Book Review. Kathy will be speaking about The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.Dans cet épisode :- C'est la critique du livre de Kathy Diamond. Kathy parlera de livre The Dutch House par Ann Patchett.2021-02-08


9 Feb 2021

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The Power of Disruption ★ Brad Stephens on Ann Patchett's BEL CANTO (Episode 3.2)

Book City ★ Roanoke

In season 3, we ponder the theme Alone/Together: What pulls us into community and stands us apart. In Ann Pachett's Bel Canto (HarperCollins, 2001), the overtaking of a Vice President's home in an unnamed country after the performance of an opera singer at the birthday of a powerful Japanese businessman. As Patchett weaves through the perspectives of the characters in this tightly set tale of unlikely compatriots, we see them each affected by the others, by music, by the disruption of their worlds.  Brad Stephens joins the conversation to talk about the power of that disruption in helping us set and change the course of our days and lives. You can catch Brad's latest podcast: Quarantine Conversations with My Friends. Brad Stephens spends his days working in the world of workforce development and has spent many years working with the social change and entrepreneurship community in Roanoke, helping build innovative community solutions. Along with being the founder of Big Lick SOUP, a co-founder of Noke Codes and putting on CityWorks (X)po, he is always looking for new community development projects that can help improve the lives of the people that call this community home. Brad and his wife, Sarah, moved to the Roanoke Valley years ago while he was working on his M.S. in Forestry at Virginia Tech with a focus on community collaborations in sustainable development. Ever since, this community has felt like home. They have grown to love the authenticity of this dynamic place. He wants to build communities that work for people.


6 Oct 2020

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Ann Patchett on the true meaning of beauty and her prize-winning novel, Bel Canto

Writers and Company from CBC Radio

The American author talked to Eleanor in 2004 about her novel Bel Canto and her memoir Truth and Beauty, a moving reflection on her friendship with poet Lucy Grealy.


6 Sep 2020

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Ep. 283: Happier Podcast Book Club: Renowned Writer Ann Patchett Talks about Family, Forgiveness, and Memory in “The Dutch House”—and a Spotlight on Trevor Noah.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

We talk to writer Ann Patchett about her powerful, compelling novel “The Dutch House.” Plus we shine a spotlight on Trevor Noah and his memoir “Born a Crime.” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.comGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/283Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward Project,’ a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Do The Thing, Side Hustle School, Happier in Hollywood and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


22 Jul 2020

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Ann Patchett | On Solitude, Writing & Indie Bookstores

Good Life Project

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Ann Patchett is the multi-award-winning and New York Times Bestselling author of eight novels, including The Patron Saint of Liars, Bel Canto, Run, Commonwealth. and The Dutch House, along with nonfiction works, including Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy, What Now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays examining the theme of commitment. In 2019, she published her first children’s book, Lambslide, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Patchett's work has been translated into more than thirty languages. In November 2011, yearning to stem the flow of great bookstores from Nashville, Tennessee where she lives, Patchett opened Parnassus Books with her business partner Karen Hayes. She has since become a spokesperson for independent booksellers, championing books and bookstores. In 2012 she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Interestingly, Patchett does not carry a cell-phone, has never texted, been on social media or, at least in the last few decades, watched TV. We dive into all of this in today's conversation.You can find Ann Patchett at: Website : http://www.annpatchett.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/parnassusbooksCheck out our offerings & partners: Fivver: Find your talent today at FIVERR.com and receive 10% off your first order using our code GOODLIFE.Babbel: Right now, Babbel is offering our listeners three months free with a purchase of a three-month subscription with promo code GOODLIFE. Go to Babbel.com, and use promo code GOODLIFE on your three-month subscription.UV Clean: Right Now Good Life Project listeners can get 15% off PLUS Free Shipping the purchase of two UV Clean Phone Sanitizers. Just head to GetUVclean.com, and use Promo Code GOODLIFE.


25 Jun 2020

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004 - Moni Boyce on "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett

Best Book Ever

Moni Boyce is a writer, filmmaker, poet, and author of contemporary and paranormal romance, not to mention a travel writer who has visited 33 countries. Today she joins Julie to talk about Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, a particularly bittersweet book to read during the Corona Times. Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best Book Ever Website Host: Julie Strauss Website/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Moni Boyce Website/Facebook/Instagram /Twitter/Pinterest/Book+Main Discussed in this episode: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Taft by Ann Patchett Run by Ann Patchett Parnassus Bookstore, Nashville TN (takes online orders and ships! Support indie bookstores!) Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine (part of the Stillhouse Lake Series) Business for Authors: How to Be an Author Entrepreneur by Joanna Penn


22 Jun 2020

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Ann Patchett and Dani Shapiro

Great Podversations

Authors Ann Patchett and Dani Shapiro discuss books, writing, and these challenging times.


12 Jun 2020