Author Ann Patchett talks to host Mary Laura Philpott about Commonwealth, life before and after Bel Canto (and Parnassus Bookstore), and making right reading choices, on Nashville Public Television’s, A Word on Words.

Ann Patchett recommends:

When Breath Becomes AIR by Paul Kalanithi
The All Of It by Jeanette Haien
Act One by Moss Hart
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Ann Patchett is reading:

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton
The Dream Life Of Astronauts by Patrick Ryan
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
Larose by Louise Erdrich
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

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