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Truth and Beauty is lifted above most memoirs by Ann Patchett’s unselfishness; she is writing a book that tells her own story, but frequently steps aside to offer the full spotlight to her friend, the magical, difficult Lucy Grealy, author of ‘Autobiography of a Face.’ Lucy Grealy, who died at th
<p>The central character in this novel is a highly intelligent and resourceful woman who struggles repeatedly to come to terms with loss and the randomness of life.