Ann Patchett on Commas to New York Times
In yesterday’s New York Times Sunday Book Review: Letters, Ann Patchett wrote:
To the Editor:
I was grateful to see my book “This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage” mentioned in Paperback Row (Oct. 19). When highlighting a few of the essays in the collection, the review mentions topics ranging from “her stabilizing second marriage to her beloved dog” without benefit of comma, thus giving the impression that Sparky and I are hitched. While my love for my dog is deep, he married a dog named Maggie at Parnassus Books last summer as part of a successful fund-raiser for the Nashville Humane Association. I am married to Karl VanDevender. We are all very happy in our respective unions.
I think your customers would enjoy a retweet of the exchange explained by Parnassus Books:
Ann Patchett sets the record straight on who’s married to whom, in a letter to the @nytimes: http://t.co/wBKBjfH1Gb pic.twitter.com/ELrDVpoOfr
— Parnassus Books (@ParnassusBooks1) November 3, 2014