Ann Patchett

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Run

book | Fiction | 2007
US → HarperCollins (Ed. Alison Callahan)
UK → Bloomsbury Publishing (Ed. Alexandra Pringle)

Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive and ambitious father.

As the former Mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children, all his children, safe.

Set over a period of 24 hours, Run takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to a home for retired Catholic priests in downtown Boston. It shows us how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from one another, and how family can include people you've never even met.

As in her bestselling novel Bel Canto, Ann Patchett illustrates the humanity that connects disparate lives, weaving several stories into one surprising and endlessly moving narrative.

Suspenseful and stunningly executed, Run is ultimately a novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths we will go to protect our children.

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Reviews

Ann Patchett can be counted on to deliver novels rich in imaginative bravado and psychological nuance. Publisher's Weekly

Booklist starred review
In extraordinarily fluid prose, Patchett unfolds this story to its epiloguelike final chapter as she illuminates issues of race, religion, duty, and desire. Michele Leber
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Thw Washington Post review
This fifth novel by the author of the much-admired Bel Canto is engaging, surprising, provocative and moving.
The Washington Post
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