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Truth & Beauty: A Friendship - Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 3, Lucy was from Ireland, but her family came to the US when she was 4 years old. Her father died when she was 14. Lucy wrote in her letter that grief remained with her throughout life. She forgot she had cancer. Her father's memory haunted her all the time.

A film producer in Ireland contacted Lucy to do a documentary about her life and call it "The Triumph of the Human Spirit." Lucy agreed only because her father was a television personality and the producer knew her father. The film crew came, but Lucy decided not to go through with the documentary.

Lucy went back to writing her poetry. Poetry gave Lucy purpose and meaning. In a letter, Lucy wrote that her life became dependent on art.

Lucy continued to date B- even though he told her...

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