Is Ann Patchett a diabetic?

She was the girl every girl wanted to be, even though she had to work two jobs after school, even though she’s spent her life saddled with type 1 diabetes.

Is Ann Patchett married?

Karl VanDevender
Ann Patchett/Spouse

Patchett, 52, is married to Dr. Karl VanDevender, a Nashville physician. They live in a pink-washed brick house that she loves so much she wrote an essay about it for the New York Times. (“I am in love with my house.

What is Ann Patchett known for?

Though she was widely published as a short-story writer and essayist, Patchett became best known for her novels. Her first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars (1992), tells the story of a young pregnant woman who leaves the husband she does not love to travel to a home for unwed mothers.

What type of books does Ann Patchett write?

Ann Patchett
Period 1992–present
Genre Literary fiction
Notable works Bel Canto

Who writes like Ann Patchett?

If you like Ann Patchett, try these authors:

  • Chloe Benjamin. Chloe is a writer from San Francisco, CA.
  • Amy Bloom. Author of two New York Times best-sellers and three collections of short stories, a children’s book and a ground-breaking collection of essays.

Who was Ann Patchett first husband?

PATCHETT: I was 41 when we got married and Karl was 57; he 16 years older than I am. I’m 50 now. It changed in two big ways. One was that after we got married Karl loved me more, and that was amazing.

Does author Ann Patchett have children?

The novelist Ann Patchett doesn’t have children and didn’t read middle-grade books. Then she picked up one by Kate DiCamillo and couldn’t stop until she’d read them all.

Is the Dutch House a true story?

There is no actual Dutch House. It exists in my imagination and in the reader’s imagination. Everyone has a house or houses they think are spectacular. Interestingly, the vice president’s house in Bel Canto was based on an actual house — the president’s house at Sarah Lawrence College.

Why did Ann Patchett write the Dutch House?

I wanted a book about someone who didn’t want to be rich. It’s funny to me when people say my work isn’t political because everything feels political to me these days. Those were the opening ideas. The book went in many different directions after that.

What should I read if I like Ann Patchett?

Read-Alike Recommendations: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.
  • Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson.
  • Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout.
  • The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.
  • The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray.
  • The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo.

Why did Elna leave in the Dutch House?

Elna originally left them because she wanted to go out into the world and help people instead of just being in a big house with people waiting on her, but she realizes she made a mistake in leaving. Afterwards, she was too ashamed to go back and find them later. Maeve wants to cherish the time they have left with her.

Where was Ann Patchett born?

Los Angeles, CA
Ann Patchett/Place of birth