Ann Patchett at Clemson University

The Love Between the Two Women is Not Normal by Ann Patchett
The Atlantic, August 2007

I went back to my computer and watched the news clip again. The reporter, Kisha Foster, shook my paperback at the camera as if it were a bloodied knife. “This is the book,” Kisha Foster said. “And for at least one parent, there’s nothing beautiful about it.”

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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