Ann Patchett on Her Friend, Lucy Grealy

September 12, 2004

Ann Patchett is best known for her novels (“Bel Canto”). Her new book is “Truth & Beauty; A Friendship.” It chronicles her long friendship with poet Lucy Grealy who became famous after the publication oh her acclaimed memoir “Autobiography of a Face.” Patchett tells Anne Strainchamps about their friendship as young writers and how it changed as Lucy’s health deteriorated and she became addicted to heroin.