February 2012

book Review: Truth and Beauty

A Fascinating Account of A Painful Dyad

Truth and Beauty is fairly controversial as biographies go. Lucy Grealy's family objected to Ann Patchett's presentation of Lucy Grealy; some critics felt there was an obvious lesbian aspect to the relationship between Grealy and Patchett that was downplayed and/or deliberately ignored, others felt that Patchett should have been more open about her own behavior and mistakes she made within the friendship.