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Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Themes

Ann Patchett
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Unconditional Love

The overriding theme of this book was unconditional love. Ann and Lucy both tested each other in regard to their friendship, especially in regard to Lucy's depression, but almost any problem could be solved with unconditional love. When Ann and Lucy moved in together in Iowa, the unconditional love began even in the form of household chores. Ann simply accepted Lucy would not cook or clean. Ann did these tasks and never complained. When Ann moved out on Lucy their second year in Iowa, Lucy never complained. She accepted the situation and continued to befriend and love Ann.

After Iowa, both women went through a period of hardship. They wrote letters to each other to keep up their spirits. Lucy's hardships often trumped those of Ann's. Ann felt Lucy needed to focus on her and her problems for once. Though Ann did not receive the response she...

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