Here comes an unofficial, totally subjective book review.


I’ve just finished reading Run, Ann Patchett’s newest novel. She is the bestselling author of The Patron Saint of Liars and Bel Canto.

Run is a story that takes place over the span of 24 hours. Tip Doyle, the son of ambitious politician, Bernard Doyle, is involved in an accident. A woman is seriously injured, and her daughter is found wandering nearby, all of which leads to a series of unexpected discoveries that will change several lives.

Ann Patchett’s writing is beautiful as always. The story takes me to places I thought I wouldn’t go as a reader, and through thoughts and feelings unique to her exceptional writing. Patchett has the ability to get inside the heads-and hearts-of her characters without being overly sentimental.

Run takes the reader on this interesting–and sometimes suspenseful journey–then stops a bit short at the end, as Patchett’s novels tend to do. Although I’m left wanting more, I’ve had to learn to find any morals and themes throughout the story and not wait until the end.

I recommend Run for the sheer enjoyment and experience of reading Patchett’s unique prose.