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Truth & Beauty: A Friendship - Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Summary and Analysis

Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett was about the friendship of Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy. They started out as two struggling writers trying to become famous. They endured the hardships of life and the successes of being famous writers until Lucy's death in 2002.

In Chapter 1, in June 1985, Ann Patchett, as a twenty-one year-old recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, went to find an apartment she could afford in Iowa City, Iowa. She would be there for two years to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop and receive Master's in creative writing. She was also looking for another SLC graduate called Lucy Grealy. Lucy was famous at SLC because of her great writing and disfigured face. Ann was always in awe of Lucy. She tried to talk with her once but Lucy just walked away. Lucy wrote her...

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