Ann Patchett gets personal in her new collection of essays, ..
Frank Patchett had been an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 33 years. He was part of the group of men who brought Charles Manson in from the desert. He was the guy who took in Sirhan Sirhan the night Bobby Kennedy was assassinated. After his retirement he often spent three hours a day working out. When he first got his diagnosis of Parkinson’s in his late 70s, he could still do 100 chin-ups.
Photograph: Heidi Ross for the Guardian Ann Patchett A life in ..
This past summer I was given the chance to read a literature-themed essay at Parnassus Books in Nashville (pictured above). To make it even better, Ann Patchett...
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