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Harper Perennial
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5.44 X 7.98 X 0.79 inches | 0.56 pounds

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About the Author

Ann Patchett is the author of novels, most recently the #1 New York Times bestselling Tom Lake, works of nonfiction, and children's books. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the PEN/Faulkner, the Women's Prize in the U.K., and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her novel The Dutch House was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. Time magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. President Biden awarded her the National Humanities Medal in recognition of her contributions to American culture. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is the owner of Parnassus Books. Visit her at


"Run is deeply moving and absorbing... What Patchett does so well here - as in Bel Canto - is put together a group of disparate people into an unexpected situation and investigate the consequences... Patchett has once again written an intelligent, thoughtful novel that oozes emotional intensity. She is the kind of storyteller who makes the reader sad to come to the last page." -- Financial Times

"Run is strongly recommended." -- New York Magazine

"Ann Patchett can be counted on to deliver novels rich in imaginative bravado and psychological nuance." -- Publishers Weekly

"Ms. Patchett comes home." -- Wall Street Journal

"...a brilliant exploration of the true nature of parenthood." -- Good Housekeeping

"...full of affection and respect, for her characters and for the world, which is why reading her feels so elegant and so satisfying." -- O magazine

"Ann Patchett serves up an emotionally generous fictional slice of urban Americana." -- Elle

"Compelling." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This author specializes in delving beneath the surface...RUN shimmers with its author's rarefied eloquence, and with the deep resonance of her insights." -- New York Times

"Ann Patchett...has written a spectacular autumn book; moody and thoughtful, gentle in its handling of weighty topics, and quietly suspensful. [T]he ending is an emotionally poignant culmination." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"...engaging, surprising, provocative and moving...a thoroughly intelligent book, an intimate domestic drama that nonetheless deals with big issues touching us all: religion, race, class, politics and, above all else, family." -- Washington Post