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Ann Patchett's 'Run' Toward Belonging

Fresh Air's book critic reviews Run, the latest novel from best-selling Bel Canto author Ann Patchett.

Run, about a Boston family, a disputed legacy, and the aftermath of an accident on a snowy night, is Patchett's fifth novel.

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Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2019, Corrigan was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing by the National Book Critics Circle.