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A powerful, moving and inspiring account of two ultumately intertwining lives.
<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.
Before reading this, I had only general understanding of what life was like for people in Afghanistan, especially during the time before our current war.
A girl lose her brother during the jouney to meet their foster family, during his funeral she finds her first book. Her adoptive father teaches her to read and to become grateful in life besides the horrors of the war.
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