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Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Summary
Ann Patchett

Everything you need to understand or teach Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett.

  • Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Summary

Plot Summary

Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett was about the lifelong friendship between two famous writers, Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy. Lucy struggled with a disfigured face. They both struggled for years to become famous writers, but remained best friends through all the ups and downs of their lives and relationship until Lucy's death.

Ann Patchett went to the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1985. She found an apartment on Governor Street, which was both modest and cheap. Her roommate was Lucy Grealy, a fellow writer from Ann's Alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College. At SLC, Lucy had a rock star reputation for her great writing and her disfigured face. Lucy had childhood cancer and due to chemotherapy, she lost part of her jaw and only had her six front teeth.

Ann and Lucy built the foundation of their lifelong friendship on Governor Street. They partied, danced, and drank until all hours...

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